I have seriously been jonesing to use rub n buff somewhere, and while i have my "big idea," i'm too chicken to actually take that step on a key piece of furniture. Mind you, "big idea" is still super small. You're talking to the girl who thought spray painting wooden frames black was a huge feat, and who only got the nerve to spray said frames after reading countless blogs and success stories. I'm a baby steps sort of person.
So, what can i use this little tube of silver goodness on as sort of a practice, to perfect my rub n buff skills? This mirror that we no longer used seemed the perfect candidate. She started off a brassy gold, which is the in thing now, but just won't jive in the living room where i plan to place her. One day. Baby steps.
No, no, that's not dust or dirt. It's just the way the mirror is. Sort of like there's silver peeking through the gold, and i want to do the reverse.
Success! Silvery with gold peeking through.
The eagle eyes could spot that this is 20 inches, so a nice size for part of a gallery wall.
All it took was the teensiest bit of paint, and my fingers. I could have used a brush, but this mirror had swirls and nooks i knew i could get my fingers into. Plus, it adds to the simplicity of it all. No brushes to clean.
Then i got a little too rub n buff happy. Tried to use it on a shiny wood frame (FAIL!) and tried to use it on dollar store cardboardish frame (FAIL). All i can say is, thank goodness i didn't try this first, because there would have been no way i would have attempted that mirror after these results!
Moral of the story-you might not want to use this on everything in your line of vision, but what does work, works very well. Wondering why didn't i just spray paint the mirror? Answer-i just wanted to try this stuff and the result is instant gratification. Instant gratification in air conditioning. Big draw.
Have you ever used this paint? Any tips and tricks?
RnB (we're cool like that) does not know who i am, does not know i used it for the very first time, and does not know of my future baby steps plans with it. My fails probably had more to do with me not knowing what one should actually use this on than any implication about RnB. Also, why is "teensiest" flagged by spellcheck, but it recommends "weensiest." Why is that any more ok of a word?
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