Here's what they have been looking like since we bought the home a few years ago:
|Actually this is better than what it looked like|
since this photo was taken after I scraped off
most of the loose paint!
First I used a paint scraper and gently removed all the peeling and loose paint pieces. Then my husband finished that part of the project, boldly removing all the rest of the paint with a scraper. He was
|This is after scraping off the paint and before the cleaning step.|
The third and final step was to apply copper polish we bought at the grocery store, to remove the last bits of tarnish and shine up the metal!
|Here's what it looks like now after the final step of applying copper polish.|
The white metal flap will be painted glossy black.