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DIY Rub ‘n Buff Vase

Last week, I was perusing the aisles of Target for some DIY inspiration, and I came across a small collection of bowls from the Nate Berkus for Target line.  I really loved the gold color of the catchalls, and then a lightbulb went off in my head reminding me of a product that I had been wanting to work with for a long time: Rub ‘n Buff!

The first time I heard about Rub ‘n Buff was on Sarah’s blog, Thrifty Decor Chick, and it had been in the back of my mind for future projects ever since.  I went searching through the vase aisle at Target and found what looked like a stemless wine glass.  It was only a dollar, so I figured that if my ‘lil project didn’t work, it wouldn’t be a big deal.

I drove on over to Hob Lob to pick up the Rub ‘n Buff and I found it over by the spray paint/acrylic paint aisle (in case you’re wondering!).  I also grabbed a stem of red feathers that I thought would look pretty against the gold of the vase and would work with the colors in our living room.

vase supplies
The Rub ‘n Buff color that I chose was Grecian Gold.  It totally reminds me of some of the gold pieces that I studied in one of my Art History classes in college!

vase rub n buff
This product is incredibly easy to use.  You literally just rub it on whatever you’re finishing, and it dries almost instantly in a gorgeous matte tone.  You can use your fingers (that’s what I did) or a cloth — I would use a cloth next time I rub-n-buff something as it was a little bit difficult to get the paint off of my hands.  A little bit goes a long way with this stuff.

vase side
I displayed my new little vase on the dresser that resides in our living room.  The dresser holds all of my husband’s hobbyish geekery!  ;-)  I have big plans to paint this piece of furniture, but that will have to wait for the Spring!

vase top
And there you have it!  Easy-peasy, my friends!  A quick, half an hour project that you can display right away.  I love that.

Have you ever used Rub ‘n Buff?  What other things would you use this product on?


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