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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Little Rub 'N Buff.......

did the trick.  Remember when I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted to do with these sconces in our entry foyer?



Then after you all came through in a major way with all of your wonderful suggestions I gave them a mini- transformation just by reinventing the candle sleeves.



Well, even after the mini transformation I still felt like they weren't quite working for me.  Sometimes it just isn't right until it's right.  You know?  I learned about the awesomeness that is rub 'n buff from the extremely talented Janell of Isabella & Max Rooms.  The main thing that wasn't sitting well with me was the super shiny finish.  I like gold.  There's no doubt about that, but something about the shiny gold of these fixtures just wasn't working here.  So, I ran not walked to my nearest Hob Lob and picked up some rub 'n buff in gold leaf.  (Before I used it on my sconces, I experimented with it on some cabinet hardware.)  I just rubbed and buffed each sconce.  I didn't even take them down from the wall.  Yes, I am a rebel; thank you very much!

Here's how they look now!




Much better, no?  Still goldtastic but in a not so flash back to the 80's kind of way.  I also changed the candle sleeves again!  White greek key ribbon this time.  I like this look much better.  I'm actually sort of obsessed with my little tube of rub 'n buff now.



The hubs is sceeered!  I can't help myself; it's like the greatest thing since Coke Zero!

I mean look what Andrea did with the stuff!

From this.....

to this!

                          

Amazing right?

Are you obsessed with rub 'n buff too?  It's a tiny little tube that makes a BIG impact.

- Don't forget the Pawmetto giveaway is still open!  Your fur people will be so proud of you for entering!




*Linking up to Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style, Thrifty Decor Chick

22 comments:

  1. I've been wanting to try this! We don't have Hobby Lobby's here so I'll have to research where to find it. Likin the transformation!

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  2. I agree rub n buff is fantastic. I re-did vintage hardware with the stuff!

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  3. I love all the projects with rub n buff. I'm going to have to buy me some of that stuff! Your sconces look amazing!

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  4. I love it. I used it for a mirror a while back and I loved the finish. I had paint all over me, but it was worth it.

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  5. Looks great, Carmel. I have used rub n buff on several things. Great stuff!

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  6. perfect! i have got to use that stuff!!! and congrats on getting chosen for that craft contest as acontestant! i saw the post today and am so happy for you and will be rooting for you!

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  7. Love the sconces, thanks for the shout out and do I spy a new mirror? Looks familiar!

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  8. Great idea for shiny brass!!! The sconces look great! Hmmmmm....the doorknobs in my house might not be safe from the rub-n-buff! (kidding, kidding.)

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  9. Oh that looks fabulous!!!! I've never heard of it. That lamp looks sooo pretty!

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  10. I like that much better than the shiny brass.

    I saw some turquoise Rub n Buff at HobLob last weekend. I'm trying to think of something I can use it on because I'm curious to see what it looks like. LOL

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  11. giiiiirrrrrllll, i am rub and buffing as we speak! i took a blog break from rubbing it on the new mirror i picked up for my mantel! (i work from home on wednesdays..ie, project time!)

    your scones look fab!

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  12. It looks like you found the ballard outlet also on your trip to Ikea. I know it must have been the real reason you went. Hope you found some good deals!!

    I love that rub and buff stuff. I might get some and try it on our 80's brass light fixtures until I can replace.

    And your piano key stairs are really nice. I would never have the guts to do that.

    Casey

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  13. Love Rub n Buff! First time visiting your blog and I can tell I love it and your style :) I am not far away in Henderson, KY. We are on our 3rd home... this one is a custom log cabin after leaving our custom home that we built :) Can't wait to see what you do next!

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  14. Carmel! Great Transformations!! I love what you've done! I saw your post over at Savvy Southern Style. I am a new blogger and love visiting other sites. I am your newest follower and I hope you will follow back! Blessings to you!!

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  15. How funny, I just did a post about using rub"n buff on my driveway gate. http://www.Cre8tiveDesignsInc.com/2011/09/gold-leaf-rub-n-buff-on-a-gate/
    I love that stuff, but it can be addicting :) Your sleeves look awesome!

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  16. I am definitely going to have to give Rub'n Buff a try! I have the perfect project in mind. Love the changes you made to your sconces!

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  17. Isn't rub & buff the best? Love that lamp!

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  18. Fabulous transformation! I must admit...I have never used the stuff before, but I adore that finish on the lamp, so I might have to try!

    I'm stepping in to say Hi to all my crafting with the stars sisters, so nice to meet you!!! :)

    Cheers!
    ~Amy

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  19. I have to try this product -- never have! Looks awesome

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  20. I just tried Rub 'n Buff for the first time and love it! Great transformation!
    Debbie

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