I really like to use the hardware that comes with a piece that I'm refinishing. I know sometimes it's not possible because a knob is missing or you just plain don't like them.
If I don't like the hardware, my first thought is what can I do to it so that I DO like it?
A friend of mine has been raving about a product called Rub N Buff. I am working on a dresser where I really loved the detailing in the hardware but it was ugly and dirty. I thought this would be a perfect chance to try out a product I never tried before.
Rub N Buff is a wax that has fine metallic powders blended in. The website states that Rub n Buff is good for the following projects.
- restoring cherished antiques
- frame finishing
- home decor
- crafts projects
Rub n Buff is very simple to use. You do literally just "rub and then buff". I chose to use Antique Gold but there is something for every style. I bought mine at Michael's (40% off coupon saves like 40 cents but you know. . . ). Michael's had the very basics-gold, silver, and white. You can find Rub n Buff online and there are many more choices of metals and colors.
I would recommend using Rub N Buff on anything small that you might consider spray painting. It will save some time and cleanup. This product also goes a long way so be prepared to have your tube around for a while.
On other news, I picked up a white four poster bed from Craigslist for my daughters room. I just love a good Craigslist find. This bed was so inexpensive and superior quality and over 60 years old. We just love how it finishes off her room. I promised her I would make some sort of canopy for it. Pictures will follow soon after I get a bed skirt and make a canopy.
I have also been a Pinning fool this week creating a new board titled "Matthew's room". He is 10 and has been begging for about a year now to be moved to the guest room. He and Luke do not have the same values when it comes to cleanliness so I can understand his frustration. I have always been OK with the idea but this week Big Daddy finally caved. We will be designing a new boys room! More on that to come also.
Fingerprints on the Fridge
House of Hepworths