Rub N Buff

Hello sweet friends, hope you’re doing well and being creative!

Who doesn’t love Rub N Buff?  I have been using it on and off for 25 years, now you may realize my age, ha, ha!

I have to be honest, I fell in love with it all over again.  Shame on me for forgetting how much I loved working with you Rub N Buff.  I did forget you for a short time and I’m very sorry and you won’t be forgotten again.


I have had these tiny frames for 20 some years. I bought them from Michael’s for I believe  50 cents, great memory, don’t you think?


One day while moving pieces around I decided to take these frames and used a new tube of Rub N Buff in Antique Gold I had in the house. I wanted to make them gilded, more French and elegant.


Don’t you love my paper plate pallet?

I have to say it took me 20 minutes to finish eight frames and I couldn’t be happier.

Adding these to thrift store dishes and a few pieces of silver plate that was my grandmother’s makes this little vignette extra special. Don’t you think the Rub N Buff added so much to these little frames? Love my antique pink French book for interest and I can’t forget my little crown either!


The urn is a thrift store find I found during Quarantine. I have been looking for one this shape and size, can be a bit pricey.

To my surprise my favorite thrift store scheduled appointments for curbside pickup. They also scheduled appointments for anyone who wanted to look around the shop. A mask had to be worn inside and out.

Happy we found a few great pieces and helped a bit with NJ small businesses that are hurting!


The urn is filled with all sorts of treasures I already had, look at the gorgeousness, don’t you love it?


I added a topiary I made a couple of years ago with a pot I also painted to bring a touch of nature for summer.


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26 thoughts on “Rub N Buff”

  1. Interesting – straight out of the tube? How did you clean the brush or was it a throw-away? Have you ever used their blue color?

  2. Cindy, your frames look so pretty and add such a lovely touch to your vignettes! You always find the best treasures. I love the vignette with the vintage pink book, dishes, and your grandmother’s silver. It is all so beautiful!

  3. Love the urn you put your new pretty treasures in. All your vignettes are so pretty. Happy Friday Cindy.

  4. Don’t you just love thrift shops, Cindy?!! They are wonderful for all kinds of finds. 🙂 Charles and I were just working on our garage since bringing things up to our son in SD. Just as it was beginning to threaten rain today (Sunday afternoon), I took over a car-full of things to our local Goodwill. Great finds and the Rub’N’Buff works wonders! Love how your little picture frames turned out!! (I have a few, too.)

    Hoping to get out to a favorite thriftshop soon,
    Barb 🙂

  5. OoooooEeeeeee if I remember correctly I have a tube of Rub ‘n Buff hiding in my craft cupboard somewhere. I hope it hasn’t dried out. You made me want to play with it again.

  6. Thank you for sharing this. I purchased rub and buff for the first time and haven’t used it yet. Your frames are beautiful!

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