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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Brighten Something Up With Rub n Buff!

Hey Guys! Have you ever heard of Rub n Buff? I'm sure you have...I just wanted to show you a little project I did tonight that only took a few minutes and made a big difference! I bought these jars at Hobby Lobby (where I buy almost everything) tonight for $6 and $8... 66% off! I just couldn't pass them up. They were pretty like they were, but when I put them in the bookcase they were too dark and blah.

They just didn't stand out, they bored me. So rather than taking them back....

I found my pitiful looking tube of Rub n Buff without a lid...it's bad...and got to work. Michael's and Hobby Lobby both carry it, this one is antique gold.

This is really easy... just put a little on a paper towel. Rub it into the towel so it's not globby, then just lightly rub it on an old accessory or something you want to brighten up, if you want you can wipe it off a little to make it blend in more. These jars were a great example because of the design. The rub n buff really made it stand out!


The finished products...the one in the front looks brighter, but it's just the lighting.

Much better...now they stand out! I also did this to my candleholders in my last post if you want to check them out.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great rest of the week!!
P.S. The weather here is warmer now...thank goodness!

36 comments:

linda said...

Rub n Buff huh!? I'll have to give this stuff a try.

Your finished jars look great!

Becca said...

Hi Kristen !! Don't you just love the Rub n Buff ?! (I've attacked a few of my accessories in the past with it, too. LOL) The jars look even more perfect in your bookcase, now. (Love your accessories in there, too.) Thanks for your sweet note about my sitting room. And, I'm so jealous that you're heading to market !! I can only imagine the eye candy you're going to see ... please take pics !! Hugs, Becca

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Thanks for the tip, I'll have to check that out. Your jars look so nice, it really made a big difference.
~Michelle

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

These look much better now, Kristen! The detail really stands out! Yes, I need to get Rub N Buff. I only just got that E6000 adhesive that I've been reading about for months now, so I'm a little slow! : )

Tammy@InStitches said...

Ah, much better. I love that stuff, I've been using it forever.....

kimmcl said...

Oh yeah, I rub n' buff just about everything around here. Nothing is safe! My husband even has to hide his tools for fear of being rub n' buffed. It's addicting!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

They look fabulous. I love Rub 'n Buff. I need to buy some more, mine is just about all gone. Love your new jars. Hugs, Marty

Liz said...

Wow, what a great product! I've never heard of it before, so thanks for sharing. The end product looks WONDERFUL. =) ~Liz

Cathy said...

Love them Kristen!!! The rub n buff just makes them sparkle!!! I always enjoy a lttle peek into your bookcases...so beautiful!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Love your newest project. I have two items I'm in process of rubbing and buffing for my laundry room. Love that stuff.

ceekay said...

I have never tried it...but I want to. Your jars look great...it really brought out the disign.

Melissa Miller said...

Very pretty! I have not heard of it but I will check it out.

Your bookcases are perfectly accessorized Kristen! Love them!

Lynette said...

How neat - I've never heard of that before! I'll have to check it out!
Thanks for the tip!

A Hint of Home said...

They turned out great, Kristen. I have heard of it but have not used it yet. I'll have to get some. I like the way it makes things pop.
Thanks for the reminder.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Gotta love rub n buff.. great transformation...hugs ~lynne~

Lou Cinda said...

WOW! It made such a difference! they just pop now!

I love rub n buff! I am off to look at the candles. I don't know how I missed a post.

Lou Cinda

Angie said...

I always see that stuff in Michaels and think about getting some. It worked great on those pretty jars! I'll have to pick some up and try it.

Love the Decor! said...

I have never heard of it. I use antique gold craft paint and get pretty much the same effect but I will have to check this out

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

One of the best things about blogging is learning something new every day. This is today's lesson...they look great!

Sue

Helen said...

I haven't used this product BUT we have a Michael's here and I am going to buy some. Now I just have to find the perfect candidates for my transformations ..... thanks bunches.

Anonymous said...

I have never tried it but the first time I ever heard of it was over at Rhoda's...I believe it is one of her staples....

They look great, love em...by the way thanks to you I have a new blog that I just love Becca !!! Love her style...

Glad to hear you're warmer....still freezing up here but we should be getting a warm up tomorrow...thank goodness..

How is your hubby I have been meaning to ask ???

All the best,
Kathy :)

Lori E said...

A little bling for the jars. Looks good. Now find a lid for that rub and buff because it is a great product.

Jan said...

Hi Kristen,

I have never heard about nor used Rub n Buff. I will most certainly look for it when I visit Hobby Lobby again, I would like to give it a try.

Love the jars!!!

Blessings,
Jan

Janna said...

WOW Kirsten what a difference! It is amazing how much they pop now. Great job. Thank goodness its warming up here...now how long will it last lol?

Miss Janice said...

Oh my gosh! That looks so easy and your jars definitely "pop" now. I've got that rub-n-buff on my shopping list! Thanks!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kristen, I've never used it on something I just bought. What a great idea! You always inspire me. laurie

Lori said...

What a difference a little rub and buff does...

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

That Rub n Buff works great! I need to take a trip to Michael's! We don't have Holly Hobbies here in So.Cal. I have a couple of things around here that need some sprucing up!! Hugs!

3LittleByrds said...

I like this stuff. I'll have to try it out. It makes the jars stand out so much more.

raxx a day in the life said...

Hi Kristen, how are you, your home looks beautiful, I wish i had the energy to take down my tree! yes, it's still up, shameful huh?

I've heard of rub n buff before, from another blogger friend of mine, I looked for it here but no luck!

Kim Hardt Originals said...

Hey Kristen, Just stopping by to say hello! Your blog looks great and your Etsy store looks like it is doing well. Keep up the good work my friend and happy designing. Kim

GapGirl said...

Everything you touch is beautiful. Im off to buy some now!
XoxoGapGirl

Rettabug said...

I can't wait for hubby to go take his nap so I can run out to HL to look for this rub & buff stuff! What a transformation! You should post it on Susan's Metamorphasis Monday blog at Between Naps on the Porch. Its perfect!
Good job & thanks for sharing. :D


Oh & how appropriate is this? The word verification for this post is "stain" LOL LOL LOL

Melanie said...

I just read about this stuff on another blog and I am going to have to go to HL and buy me some. I love the look it gives.

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