Transformations with Rub and Buff and Chalk Paint

Such a small tube of golden paste can really change the look of an item

needing a facelift. I changed the look of some silver metal antlers

to a warm golden antique finish in just 10 minutes.

If you missed it, you can see the transformation HERE.

I have a mirror that has a some copper tones and it really needed a change.

Mirror and table makeover - Housepitality Designs

Here is the before:

Mirror - Blue and White - Housepitality Designs

I wanted to alleviate the copper tones in the mirror,

so Rub and Buff to the rescue.

Mirror transformation - Housepitality Designs

I found a vintage mirror several months ago and placed it in the master bedroom,

so this mirror has been in the closet since then …. until now.

It was hung in the little hallway that leads to the guest bedroom suite,

over the Bombay table that I painted white months ago.

The almost vintage brass lamp was a $15.00 estate sale find that I finally took out of the attic.

Guest bedroom foyer table - Housepitality Designs

Accent table makeover with chalk paint - Housepitality Designs

When I hung the mirror over the white table, it was so stark looking.

So I decided to give it a good coat of dark wax. …… Better!

Bombay table makeover - Housepitality Designs

Previously in this area was a plant stand with a silk floral arrangement.

I decided to finally let it go, so it went into the yard sale.

It was one of the first items that I sold.

Guest Room Suite Hallway - Housepitality Designs

In a little over an hour, I was able to transform the mirror and the table

in this little hallway that leads to the Guest Room.

And the greatest part of all, is that I was able to do this project

in this little time, as I did not have to take multiple breaks as my hand would get totally numb.

No longer do I have to deal with the hand forever going numb with tasks

such as using a utensil to eat! …. The hand surgery set me back a bit, but it was all worth it!!

Have a beautiful day everyone!

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  1. Shirley, what a beautiful little hallway spot! Rub N Buff is a great little product that can transform anything! Love the mirror…Happy Sunday, Pam
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  2. OMG, you had that lamp in the attic? First thing I noticed and said oh, I love that lamp! Pretty mirror and vignette, but the lamp steals the show for me. 🙂
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  3. Love that lamp! I have never used Rub N Buff but apparently, every seems to love it. It’s nice to know it works so well. Glad to hear your hand is feeling better.

  4. I need to get my hands on some of that rub and buff stuff! Gorgeous!!!
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  5. The mirror is beautiful. The books turned backwards…oy.
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  6. Shirley, your mirror looks beautiful! I love the whole vignette…so pretty! I hope that you have a happy and blessed Sunday!!!
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  7. So happy to hear that your hand is much better! And I love the change to the mirror and table. I have some things that need rub and buff!
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  8. Love me some Rub n Buff! Fun to see the transformation, Shirley!
    xo Heidi

  9. Wow, what a difference that made! Just lovely, Shirley. Not meaning to get personal, but I have carpal tunnel (I was a transcriptionist, so did loads of typing)and get numbness and pain (that sounds contradictory, but it’s true!)if I use my hands and fingers too much. I’m go glad your surgery went well and you have relief. Being able to do the things we enjoy sure makes our quality of life so much better. Enjoy your Sunday!

  10. A charming vignette to lead one into what is sure to be a delightful guest room.
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  11. Love the transformation on your mirror Shirley as well as on your your antlers! I have several sets of napkin rings and a set of chargers I think I might give a coat of Rub ‘n Buff to, thanks for the inspiration!
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  12. Wow, love what you did. The coppery look was way to heavy and now that mirror looks like you totally customized it from scratch. You couldn’t have found a better spot for it!

  13. Love the transformation of the mirror and love that lamp!!! What a steal! Cute little table too. Fun seeing posts from you on a Sunday! Today is Joe’s birthday as you may have seen on FB or Instagram:)
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  14. Really? You were hiding that lamp? It’s gorgeous…and looks great on the table. Glad the hand surgery was a success! 😉

  15. The mirror looks wonderful- love what the rub ‘n buff did for it! Love the little white table- especially the legs!
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  16. Rub n buff is an oldie but goodie, and so easy to use. The mirror is absolutely stunning! Such a sophisticated, elegant little spot you have!

  17. So pretty! I’ve added Rub N Buff to my Michael’s shopping list. Glad to hear your hand is better!

  18. Shirley, the mirror and table are beautiful…what a lovely spot you created.
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  19. I love that mirror! Actually, I love this entire little corner! I’ve never heard of rub and buff, but it looks like I’ll have to try it out.

  20. I’m so happy to hear your hand is doing better. This looks so lovely. I haven’t used rub n buff but want to give it a try. I’ve used gilders paste but I think that is a little thicker. I’m going to have to look for something to try this on. It looks so lovely in your home.

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