Happy October! I wanted to share a quick and awesome tip on how to drastically change the appearance of something for just a couple bucks and in few minutes of your time. This is how I have changed so many things for both myself and my clients. This is "Rub 'n Buff". It is so easy to rub on and it dries instantly. Because it is wax based, you can't paint over it but you could use Rub 'n Buff in a different finish over it! Rub 'n Buff comes in a ton of different finishes, such as gold, silver, and patina. Before getting rid of a piece, look at it with different eyes, you may be able to change it drastically in mere moments and save a bunch of money in the end. Also, a little bit goes a long way. Trust me, this little tube can do many pieces.
(Picture of wax above by unknown source)
Before and After pictures of my clients lamps below. Note updated lamp-shade!
Here are a few other things I have used this wax on. Both of these were an awful gold color. By adding the wax, it made the finishes a beautiful silvered gold.
Both the frame and the "B" were painted with the finish.
The wall sconce below was also painted with the wax. I apologize for not having a "before" picture, I redid these before I started blogging.
To see more Rub'n Buff Transformations click here!