Rub N Buff

Hello sweet friends, to day I am sharing a five minute craft using Rub N Buff.

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!

After this quick project, 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 also did forget you for a short time and I’m very sorry and won’t be forgotten again.


Ley’s Take A Look at the Frames and Where They Were Found

By the way, I have had these tiny frames for 20 years. I bought them from Michael’s for .50 each and I’m sure all craft stores offer small frames similar today.


As a result of moving pieces around, I decided to take these frames and update them with Rub N Buff in Antique Gold. A Florentine look truly adds a bit French/elegance.

You may enjoy this post about my love of Florentine.


Incidentally, this took 10 minutes to finish eight frames and I couldn’t be happier.

Adding These to Thrifted Pieces is a Great Look

As an example, adding these to thrift store dishes and a few pieces of silver plate truly makes this little vignette extra special.


The urn is a thrift store find and I have been looking for one this shape and size and finally I have one.


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 made a couple of years ago with a pot I also painted namely, to add a touch of nature.


I hope you enjoyed this quick craft update. Do you enjoy Rub N Buff?

Have a great day!

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Hello, my name is Cindy and welcome to Cloches & Lavender. I enjoy making our house a home with antiques and thrifted finds. Antiques are used as my staples in my dcor to remain on a budget. I will often upcycle pieces with paint to make them new again. I enjoy DIYs

27 thoughts on “Rub N Buff

  1. Very pretty and a great find on the urn.
    Did you apply the Rub N Buff with a brush?

  2. 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?

  3. 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!

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

  5. I always love to see the new treasures you find, Cindy! The urn is lovely, as are your frames!

  6. The urn is lovely, Cindy…and love the new look of the frames!

  7. 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 🙂

  8. 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.

  9. 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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