Wednesday, May 27, 2020


Remember last summer when I brought this mirror home from the thrift store? If you're new to Woodbank Lane or you missed that post, catch up on the details here

It wasn't in the best shape. It had a few bangs and bruises, and the patina was really uneven.

Originally I had planned to spray paint the mirror, but I wanted it to retain its vintage look. Luckily, when I shared a picture of my new "thrift score" on Instagram, many friends suggested I use Rub 'N Buff to spruce it up.

Rub 'n Buff

I had heard of Rub 'n Buff but had never used it. It worked great, and it only took the tiniest amount to cover the mirror. I still have plenty left for another project that might come my way. It would be perfect for touching up picture frames or just adding another color to any object.

I used antique gold, but it comes in many other shades. I ordered mine from Amazon, and it looks like the price has gone up slightly. Boo!

It was so simple to apply. I used an old t-shirt and just a little paint at a time. It was easy to spread on, and it looked just as I had hoped--vintage, just cleaner and with a bit more shine.

Ideas from this post

  Ginger jar  //  Planter  //  Vase  //  Mirror  //  White bowl

Mission accomplished! Have you used Rub 'n Buff? 

On to the next project... :-)

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