1.10.2012

Painting with Run n Buff

One week until school starts again! Winter break just flew by, but I'm kinda ready to get back to my normal routine {I'm sure it has nothing to do with the 2 year old driving me up a wall daily!}  I also started my 10-day Cleanse yesterday and OF COURSE it rained alllll day long and rain + cold weather makes me want to sit home and eat all day.  To keep my hands and mind busy I decided to paint some end tables for my new bed :) I guess I could have cleaned, but that didn't sound as appealing!

I saw on another blog, ReNew ReDo, that she painted with Rub N Buff.  Interesting, so I thought I'd give it a go.  I went to Micheal's and they only had Silver, Gold, and Patina colors in stock so I went with Patina because y'all know I heart me some turquoise!


I started out with both nightstands being white so the color would be brighter.


I squeezed some Rub N Buff in a cup and poured a TINY bit of deglosser in and mixed it up, don't put too much or it will be watery and won't stick.


The waxy Rub N Buff gives a cool finish, very kinda shabby and white washed, does that make sense?  I like a little white showing though, but thought it needed something else so I glazed it with some black glaze.







I adore this color!


It took about 1 tube per table.


I had a hard time getting good pictures because there was no sunshine out, but it looking like no sun again today either :(  

Also for all my fellow fitness buffs you need to try out the BCx Bootcamp Workout, I saw it over at Journey to a New Me {plus she looks amazing so it must work :)} I did it out in the driveway the other day and I burned 650 calories plus worked some muscles I haven't felt in a while! Do it!

Happy Tuesday!




31 comments:

  1. Those looks so awesome!! I had never heard of this technique before but I'm really loving the finish.

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  2. well how cool is that. i have several small projects in mind for rub 'n buff, but i never thought to paint with it. i can't find silver anywhere locally though so they are all on hold.

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  3. I love those! Darn you for adding something else to my to do list!

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  4. Wow! Beautiful transformation. I love the color!

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  5. i've never heard of rub n buff...that is so pretty...i'm a fan of turquoise too...love it!!

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  6. Pretty color! You're such a risk taker! I love it!

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  7. Love the color! And the second one (curvier one) I I have 2 just like it I need to redo for our bedroom :) just cant pick a color...

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  8. They look great. I never would have thought that rub'n buff would give you such a nice finish. I like that you glazed it, it added lots of depth.

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  9. love the tables. I hope they have this stuff in Canada so I can try it out. Might be emailing you for some advice.

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  10. That is awesome! I had no idea you could do a whole table with 1 tube. Deb

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  11. Great tables!

    I started a bootcamp today. I need to work on my diet issues still (cutting out soda mainly) and my dinner at a Mexican restaurant didn't help today but I started! That's huge for me. I need to keep it up now so you'll be my motivation! I think I'm about the size you were when you started your weight loss and I would LOVE to look like you!

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  12. Man those look AMAZING! I'm really digging that finish. I've never even heard of that before...hello...where have I been!!

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  13. Those are some seriously cute tables !!!

    BCx is killer huh! Thanks for the shout out girl ! :)

    ROCK IT OUT ! WHOOP !

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  14. These turned out awesome! I have used rub in buff a couple times in crafts. It was pretty messy for me!I want to try it on furniture now! I love the turquoise color you picked.

    I feel ya on crafting over cleaning. I always choose crafting over cleaning. In fact a choose most things over cleaning ;)

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  15. Oh these are beautiful too! Feel free to link these up as well!

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  16. OOh cool! I haven't tried that color. It looks great! Thanks for mentioning my rub n' buff project!! I just did a long post on the tips and tricks I learned while working with Rub n Buff. How to get a more solid looking finish and stuff like that. Here is a link you can check it out if you'd like. http://renewredo.blogspot.com/2012/01/rub-n-buff-tips-and-tricks.html

    Smiles!
    Sammy ~ Renew Redo

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  17. ooops! I didn't proof read that comment! Hope it's ok! LOL
    Sammy ~ Renew Redo!

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  18. Those are GOREGOUS. Love your bold style, girl!! I want those tables ;) xo

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  19. I think I just found the stuff I want to use when I paint Ellie's night stand. I need to get on that. Although I did tell her that she could paint it herself. We'll see. LOL!

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  20. The color really pops against the linens! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Oh Megan, that table is adorable!! Very anthropologyish and I'm loving that color.

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  22. They look amazing. The best part is that they don't match. This one time this girl I knew looked at my mismatched side tables and said, "when are you getting a matching set?" I said to her, "Well, according to an interior designer I saw on TV that is too Mom and Dad's house so probably never". LOL. I have a matching set now but only because I got a steal of a deal.

    I'm a new follower from Sunday Social. I would love if you linked to my linky at http://www.eyeheart.ca/2012/01/anything-goes-at-eye-heart-9.html

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  23. This turned out amazing love it.So nice to meet you just found your beautiful blog and so happy I did. I have enjoyed looking around and I'm now following you, wonderful to meet new friends. Hope you find a spare minute to visit me sometime follow back if you like. Sending you special wishes for a wonderful New Year I’m looking forward to keeping in touch in 2012.
    Always Wendy

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  24. I love the pop of color those add. I'm all about turquoise right now too. :-)

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  25. What a great idea! I never would have thought to use R&B this way, but it's a great alternative to glaze or stain and there are so many different color options! Your tables turned out very pretty!

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  26. Hi, I purchased a ack gloss but it's really dark, what kind did you use here? Thanks

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  27. Hi, I purchased a ack gloss but it's really dark, what kind did you use here? Thanks

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