Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Goodwill Mirrors meet Rub 'n Buff

 My other fabulous Goodwill find was a set of 4 mirrors. I've been looking for something to fill an art niche but didn't want to pay big bucks for a super large piece of art or super large mirror.

Here's the niche before:



After my Goodwill find:



When I stumbled across these mirrors, in all their beauty, they had a bright gold trim and a patina finish (not on purpose). I'm sure the nice patina finish is most likely what led them to their new home at Goodwill. Don't people know that others will pay big bucks for an aged mirror? Oh well, their lose, my gain! After hanging them and looking at them for a short while, I decided something was a little off and the bright gold needed to be toned down. Enter, my new favorite product...Rub 'n Buff.


Antique Gold

This cheap little tube of wonderfulness took my mirrors to the next level. It was so easy to use.  Here's a few pictures of the process. 

All you need to work your magic!


You literally just rub it on then wipe it with a cloth. It dries really fast and the act of wiping it just gives it the finishing touch.



How about a side by side for comparison? 



Warning, blurry images! New camera, with much improved blog photos is totally on the list of things to do!

While I was at it, I began searching for more things to Rub 'n Buff. How about a candle holder? Might as well, nothing's safe when there's paint involved.


Next time you're looking to make a color change and don't want to go the spray paint route, grab yourself a tube of Rub 'n Buff. You won't be disappointed.

Linking to the following sites (check them out for great inspiration!):

6 comments:

KatieB said...

I've never heard of that product... That is so cool!

Mimi said...

I've never used that before but after seeing how wonderful it worked on your mirrors I can't wait to get some. I really love your mirrors!

refresh reStyle said...

I almost bought some the other day, now I think I will! Your stuff looks great!
Debbie

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

Love your do over...it looks so much better!! I've used that product before and it's really easy to use.


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Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Your art niche looks great! The mirrors filled in the space nicely, and the Rub 'n Buff did the trick. Don't you just love the things people discard?! ;)

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sarah. said...

I love rub n buff. I forget it exists. I used it in my closet. I'll have to dig up a photo of it...

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