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Rub ‘n Buff…….a great way to transform your decor.

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I have this little brown box that had a cool little design carved into the top.  I wanted to add it to one of my shelves but the color blended into the things around it.
So I got a tube of gold leaf Rub ‘n Buff… add a little pop.
So glad I did.
Rub ‘n Buff is a very light wax-metallic finish that you can add to any surface to give it a whole new look.  You can use it to antique something, use it as a stencil, or restore an old wood or metal piece that you have stashed away.  Rub ‘n Buff is different from just spray painting because it gives a shiny and brilliant coat of color and is applied in a very thin layer. Rub ‘n Buff can be found here.
Here is my little wooden box beforehand:
All I did what take small dots of this cream and rub it all over the box with my finger.  A little goes a loooooong way. 

Then I let it dry…….and then buffed it a bit with a soft cloth.

I love how the dark box shines through in some places and the dark behind the carving really allows the carving to pop.  Worked great!
I have 4 more colors to try out.  I think I’ll do a picture frame, or a candle stick, or hmmm…..what else can I get my hands on??
What a great way to antique an item or add some serious shine to something that spray paint simply can’t do.

Ashley Johnston

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Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!

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