Monday, May 20, 2013

My new obsession...Rub N Buff !!!

 Today marks the 1st of many blissful days with my new love, let me introduce you to him;

his name is Rub N Buff!

I've read numerous blogs raving about this stuff but had yet to try it out for myself. I finally

 stopped at Michaels to make my purchase. I was pleasantly surprised at the price $4.49

plus I of course had my 40% off coupon! I knew from my blog reading that this little amount

would last me a long time too.But , I was not prepared for the fact that it came in so many

 colors? Antique Gold or Grecian do I know which gold is the right gold?! I like

antiques, does that mean I'll like the look of antique gold? I guess we'll find out!
rub N buff

As I was perusing through the $2 aisle I noticed these cute little keys!

gold key

silver key

How adorable are they?! I've been looking for keys everywhere to dress up a table or do a

little project with but just can't seem to find the right ones. I liked the shape of both of these

and the price, but the brassiness of the gold and the silver were a no-no. The perfect excuse

 to use my new Rub N Buff! I literally skipped to the register! I just need to find 1 more key to

 make a perfect 3! I guess I'll have to go to a different Michaels later this week :p .

 A little goes a long way with this stuff! I used the above amount and just a smidge more for

1 entire key (and yes I did the entire project on my dining room table on a trusty paper




                    * TADA*

So I must admit, I didn't actually Buff like I

should have with the keys. I liked how it

looked without taking toooo much off and it

dries quick! They are definitely much cuter

than before.  But then I started looking

around my house wondering what else

I could add gold too. there are endless possibilities but I was looking for a good, quick fix.

 Enter the $2 cake stand from the Salvation Army that I have a love/hate relationship with.
I loved him for my  valentines day table display and have either loved or hated him every

day since. I bought him with the intention of somehow painting the bottom red part a fun

color and instead left him smack dab on mah counter for the next 5 months to taunt me!

Enter the Rub N Buff and my trusty paper plate!
I flipped that bad boy over and started to rub AND actually  buff this time! The 1st coat let

most of the red shine through, the 2nd coat was starting to get a little bit better and the 3rd
coat was just right!  No I'm not just getting back from reading Goldilocks and the 3 bears,

but thanks for asking! ok so it's not perfect and you can totally see the lines in this picture,

but in person it looks pretty durn good if I do say so myself! Plus, who's going to be looking

that closely at my sweet lil ole' cake stand anyways!!! AND I love it! I keep staring at it and I

may even do a little display with the keys on top!






  1. I never even heard of this stuff before!!! Is it just for metal? It came out looking great!!!

  2. Nope, you can use it on wood too! : )

  3. Thanks for using AMACO's Rub 'n Buff. FYI - it is available in about 17 colors. You can see all of them on our website, We also have a Facebook page, Rub 'n Buff Metallic Finishes, where we share all different kinds of projects with RNB. Check it out!

  4. Rub n Buff has sure made its way through blog-land. Your projects came out nice. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.