Peanut butter is not just for kids!
I like vintage things.
And I like peanut butter.
So this post is sort of like the peanut butter candy commercial that shows the kid saying, "Hey, you got peanut butter on my chocolate!" Only I got peanut butter on my vintage tin.
Ya see, I bought some great vintage tins at a garage sale last weekend. One, a darling deep blue number with a cute little tin handle, had a little problem. Dried on, vintage adhesive was across the front of the tin.
Not that I cared because I could just turn the tin around and display the back which had the same image. But it was the challenge of it all!
See the old glue? I mean it was baked on!
But I had read a list of household hints on Magnolia Memories blog and thought I knew the solution to the tin's problem.
So I slathered it on with a butter knife! Hours later I wiped it off and the adhesive looked only slightly different. IT Guy, looking over my shoulder, told me I didn't leave it on long enough. "Spread some more peanut butter on it when you make me a sandwich and this time leave it on longer."
Well, he didn't get his sandwich (his arms aren't broken!) but I did re-peanut butter the tin.
Two days later I wiped the goo off and polished the tin with a soft cloth and bingo! No vintage glue on the tin!
Here are all my new tins! Some cuties for a dollar each, huh?
So I went back to Magnolia Memories to say thanks and guess what? That hint wasn't on her list! I'd made it up in my head!
But her list of hints is still real good. Jump over there and tell her I said hello!