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3 Projects Where We Have Used Rub 'n Buff

What does a lamp have in common with a gallery wall and a piece of art?? The answer is Rub 'n Buff!

Every since we came across the product we have recommended it to just about everyone. Looking for a budget friendly way to change your nickel, kitchen hardware to a more modern brass or black? No problem, use Rub 'n Buff.

Not a fan of the color of the hallway light fixture, but don't quite have the funds to replace it just yet? Easy fix. Apply Rub 'n Buff in gold, silver or black to refresh your light!

In our home we have used this product 3 different times and have plans to use it a few more. The first time I used this product was to repurpose our master bedroom lamps. The lamps were originally a polished nickel and I wanted to bring in more warm, gold tones similar. I didn't want to spend the money on new lamps, so I decided to upgrade them myself with some gold Rub 'n Buff and white paint with baking soda. To use the product all you do is squeeze a small amount on to your finger and spread it across the surface you wish to cover. A little goes a long way!


Once I realized how well the product worked, I used the same gold (antique gold) on the frames we used for our gallery wall. I purchased the frames from Target, but when they arrived they were a little too yellow and didn't match the lamp nor the full length mirror we had from West Elm. After two coats of antique gold the frames were the PERFECT shade of gold/brass as you can see in the photos below (frame is on the left in both photos and the mirror is on the right in both).


The most recent project where I used Rub 'n Buff was for the frame of our DIY canvas art in our office. I purchased the canvas off of Facebook Marketplace and the original frame was a light grey wood veneer, which was pretty, but I wanted the frame to tie in with the new, gold light fixture that we installed. I applied two layers of the same antique gold and it was like brand new. I made sure to allow 24hrs of dry time between coats for the best adherence.

As you can see, we are huge fans of the product for quick, budget-friendly upgrades. It has worked on metal and wood veneer for us, and we will continue to update y'all as we apply it on more surfaces!

As always, thank you for being here and feel free to reach out to us on Instagram or leave a comment here if you have any questions!


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