I Can't Believe How Easy This Was

4.21.2016

In the process of removing most of the red around here I almost forgot about the hanging lantern over the breakfast room table. I certainly don't want to replace it, but the color is all wrong so what to do? 

This is how the lantern looked before.

You go buy a tiny tube of Rub n Buff in Antique Gold and get to work.

And now it looks like this!

Yep, a few minutes of my time and a little bit of Rub n Buff and it looks like a brass fixture now.

The part inside that holds the lights was already done in brass, but the inside of the rim was red. I just rubbed some on and it all matches.

Cheapest makeover ever!

I had to do the cover at the ceiling, too. I thought I was finished and looked up and realized that was red, too. Five minutes and I was done.

I still can't believe how easy this was!!

So if you have something that you want to look like brass just go grab a tiny tube of Rub n Buff.

This is not a sponsored post. I'm just sharing what worked for me.


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See how I transformed the ceiling medallion here.

35 comments:

  1. Amazing. Did you use it before? It sure turned out well.

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  2. I love it. I need to buy some of this stuff!

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  3. So pretty! Loving all the changes!

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  4. I've wondered how the gold would look and if it was easy or not...glad you posted! I've got a lamp that needs a makeover. Looks pretty Kim!

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  5. I purchased a new light fixture but didn't have a choice on finish. Now, thanks to you and Rub & Buff. I have choices! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. That stuff is pretty darn amazing, right? I can't tell you how many times I've used that stuff, and it just does a fantastic job! Looks fabulous, Kim:)

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  7. That is such a great tip. Thank You

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  8. what a great idea! it turned out great! You are so clever!

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  9. I must try that product one of these days! Great job on the lighting Kim!

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  10. Now that is cool!....Great job and it looks fantastic!

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  11. That is amazing! How did you apply it? A rag? It looks fabulous! I am HOPING you get this comment. I keep finding in my spam folder that my comments are NOT being delivered to MANY blogs??? I have no clue why this is happening:(:(

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    1. Pinky, I hope you come see this reply. Your comments are one of the few I have to find in my blogger info. It doesn't come to my email and I don't know why this happens to some of the comments.
      I used a small brush and my fingers.

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  12. I LOVE Rub n Buff. That stuff is terrific--and you put it to excellent use! Great makeover!

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  13. It really does look amazing. I thought about doing that for my dark iron colored fixture over my kitchen table. I wanted it to match the lanterns over my island (which are black) but I haven't had the nerve to do it yet. You have inspired me!
    Shelley

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  14. I love Rub n Buff. Amazing stuff. I have used it several times to transform something and have never been disappointed You light looks fantastic.

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  15. Very pretty improvement!
    Brenda

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  16. Good work Kim...Rub N Buff has been around since the 50's or 60's. My grandmother used it to freshen up when gold came in for her generation. I've used it for years especially on mirrors that have ornate frames...it's a great product!

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  17. That Rub n Buff is a miracle worker! It will transform anything, and your light fixture looks fantastic!

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  18. Kim, Rub n Buff has been my go to for years! It is amazing and it washes off your fingers easily! I keep a supply at all times! The light looks great!

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  19. Looks great, Kim. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Kim,
    This looks like just the thing for me to use on an old lamp.

    Judith

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  21. That stuff is fabulous. Looks good.

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  22. Great new look, I hate it when I get everything put away from a project just to realize I missed a spot, lol.

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  23. i have never used that stuff. do you paint it on or actually rub it on. the updated light looks marvelous.

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  24. Brava, on both your and the product's brilliance. The fixture looks remarkable. Cheers, Ardith

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  25. That is so cool, the difference is incredible, now I wonder if I can buy something like that here in France and I wonder what on earth I would call it! Off to do some research, have a lovely weekend, Susan x

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  26. wow it looks great! I need a tube of that in my life!
    ~Marcy

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  27. Looks great Kim!! So great to see that it works so well. I actually ordered some from Amazon (I think I read about it on another blog:)) but haven't used it yet. Now I can't wait!!

    Sheila
    xo

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  28. Easy enough to makeover many items in the house.

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