Go for the gold!

Go for the gold!
Sammy from Renew Redo has blown my mind with this buffet makeover using nothing but tape and European Gold Rub ‘n Buff! The whole thing took her about five minutes, handles and all!
I never considered using Rub ‘n Buff on wood before. Actually, Rub ‘n Buff and I aren’t speaking right now due to a recent incident wherein I tried to use Ebony Rub ‘n Buff  to fix up the weird brown light fixtures in my kitchen.  Things went badly. There were tears.  This possibly could be my fault because that tube was pretty dried out, and I probably should have just bought a new tube instead of trying to solve the problem by mixing in a few drops of olive oil because what could go wrong there, and it took me an entire month to get the stains off my hands and now I have one crappy black light fixture and one weird brown one and a disillusioned soul. Anyway.  
Props to you Sammy, your project is amazing!

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  1. December 14, 2011 / 3:07 PM

    Absolutely gorgous! I would never have thought to use the gold paint like that… So glamorous!

  2. December 14, 2011 / 4:22 PM

    Big difference, it doesn’t look the same at all.

  3. December 14, 2011 / 5:20 PM

    Looks great. I really like the two tone.

    Just a tip for you on Rub-N-Buff… you can use paint thinner to remove the RNB from your lights. If you want to work with it easier, just add a few drops of paint thinner and apply with a brush…let dry and buff… it will give you the same effect. Hope this helps you.


  4. December 14, 2011 / 6:42 PM

    Hey Lindsey!
    Thanks for featuring my buffet!

    Sammy~ Renew Redo : )

  5. December 15, 2011 / 3:22 AM

    Yep, pretty amazing

  6. December 15, 2011 / 1:48 PM

    Sorry to hear your experience with AMACO’s Rub ‘n Buff wasn’t exactly as you had hoped. If you have a color in mind and would like to try again let me know and I’ll send you a new tube. We have 16 colors that you can see on our website here http://www.amaco.com/shop/product-437-rub-39-n-buff-metallic-finishes.html

    Also, I have found that hand wipes designed to remove paint also work well for Rub ‘n Buff. You can find these in the paint section of your hardware store.

  7. October 19, 2012 / 4:37 AM

    Rub n buff is very cool. But I wanted to mention, two nights ago I applied it to a two foot by five foot picture frame with a lot of carving on it. I applied it all with my fingers and it took over an hour. All day today I’ve had a terrible metallic taste in my mouth. I can only assume I absorbed it through my skin. Not good. But that frame looks awesome!

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