Magic in a tube? I think so.
Rub ‘n Buff can be purchased at Hobby Lobby (don’t forget your 40% coupon), Michaels or United Art and Education. I’ve gone into JoAnns only to sometimes find it and other times leave empty-handed because they’ve stopped carrying it. It is really inexpensive and goes a long way. It comes in many different colors including several gold shades, silver, brass and black.
I had these two beautiful helpers demonstrate Rub ‘n Buff for you.
I went to Goodwill and picked up some festive candle holders to use with the Rub ‘n Buff. I love Goodwill. Many people can’t see past the current state of objects for sale at Goodwill. You have to think outside of the box. In total I spent less than $10 for 7 candle holders.
Open the tube and use the top of the cap to pierce the tube open. Then, squeeze a little onto your finger and spread it on the item you’re redoing.
So here is the before and after of the candle holder Lauren was doing.
Here is a before and after of the candle holders that my eight year old did.
I didn’t get an after photo of Shelby’s candle holder before she left. Boo. Here are some other things I have used with Rub ‘n Buff.
These are the other candle holders I purchased at Goodwill. They were an old pewter color. Yuck.
I bought these candle holders at Pottery Barn several years ago. They started out black and then I Rub ‘n Buffed them silver and then decided to change them to gold a few weeks ago.
Now, once you have become an expert on using your fingers to put on Rub ‘n Buff, you can try using a small brush for smaller crevices. For Christmas, Lucy wanted a desk. I scoured different stores for a cute crafting desk for an eight year old. After striking out, I decided to try Craigslist. I found this beautiful desk and purchased it Christmas Eve.
I didn’t have time to paint it, besides, I really wanted Lucy to pick the color and paint it with me as a fun project. She settled on her favorite color, turquoise. She and I painted the desk and chair and then using a small paint brush, I used Rub ‘n Buff in the crevices and on the hardware. We haven’t chosen the fabric on the chair yet, that’s next.
Before and after.
I couldn’t be happier with this cute desk! Lucy can craft at her own desk instead of my coffee table! Yay! Next time, gold leafing.