Rubbing and Buffing

Rubbing and Buffing
This desk wasn’t much to behold, truly I was more captivated by the stack of boxes that my OCDness made me count (11!), more than anything else, but ohmygoshyouguys, the after is so beautiful!  
What is amazing about this redo is that Sammy didn’t paint it.  Not technically anyway. She used a diluted tube of Pearl Blue Rub ‘n Buff!  What whaaaaaa!?  Have you seen those tubes?  They are smaller than a travel-sized toothpaste.  I would have never thought to try such a large scale project with that. You really have to see it up-close to believe, take a look-see on her blog ReNew ReDo!
 And say what?! Leather too!?  Sammy turned her scratched-up ottoman into “glamtastic eye-candy” with a little Rubbin and Buffin that hid the damage beautifully.  I realize that a golden-gilded ottoman isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I’m amazed that this is even possible.  And there are so many other colors too.  I wouldn’t be surprised if Sammy becomes the official Rub ‘n Buff spokesgirl someday!

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  1. January 6, 2012 / 7:37 PM

    wow! Cool. That never crossed my mind to do. Going to go investigate further on her blog!

  2. January 6, 2012 / 8:42 PM

    Oh my WOW, that desk is gorgeous. Why in all my DIY furniture ventures have I never even HEARD of such a thing you are describing in a little tube?!!! I shall no proceed to check out her post…. 🙂

  3. January 6, 2012 / 9:24 PM

    Both well done! People are much braver than I would ever be!

  4. January 6, 2012 / 10:51 PM

    You’d be amazed at how much courage finding a $10 leather ottoman at a yardsale can give you! lol (2 for $20 actually) What a steal. If it all goes wrong I’m out the cost of a couple of cups of joe from my favorite expensive coffee house. : )
    Sammy ~ Renew Redo

  5. January 6, 2012 / 10:52 PM

    wow, that rub n buff stuff is amazing! thanks for showing that post from Sammy, i’m going to look into that stuff for my own future projects! 🙂

  6. January 7, 2012 / 12:34 AM

    Do love it but your OCD remark made me think of my niece who was distressed by the jumbled mess of old VHS tapes in my TV stand. I told her she could organize them if she wanted and when she got through she straightened the shoes in my closet.
    Mean Auntie, huh?

  7. January 7, 2012 / 12:57 AM

    I’m in love with rub n buff. This is only feeding my obsession!

  8. January 7, 2012 / 1:54 PM

    Those are stunning! That little tube stretches really far but I never thought to water down Rub-n-Buff. I recent used it on transforming a light fixture. It’s awesome stuff! 😉

  9. January 8, 2012 / 9:43 PM

    Amazing transformations! Well done!

  10. January 9, 2012 / 12:35 AM

    I’m all over that gold ottoman, freaking brilliant!!!

  11. October 7, 2012 / 6:09 PM

    Hi I have an orange mirror plastic or raisin (i think) from Ikea, can I put rub n buff straigth to it or do i have to do any prepwork?????

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