Monday, January 5, 2015

Zebra print box and rub n buff

Hi everyone!  Happy New Year to all!  I have tons of great projects on the horizon, many trickled down from last year's to do list and new ones to take a stab at.  I am starting off small with my first project for 2015... I had picked up a brown box with wrought iron stand a few years ago at a garage sale.  I had brought it home and didn't care for the dark brown color of the box so I painted it in a zebra pattern, you can see the post here.  

Love the zebra pattern, not so much the wrought iron... 

So, I went to Michael's craft store and bought gold color rub n buff, a metallic finish wax that you rub on with your finger or a soft cloth.  I recommend a old white t-shirt, it can be fairly hard to get the wax out from under your fingernails.  I love the way it turned out!  I wouldn't have been able to duplicate this finish with paint, the iron base looks like it was made out of brass, which was the aim.

Here is the box with the stand going through the process...
Love the black and white print and the brassy gold!

I think this is the final transformation for this box, I wouldn't change it again.

I placed on top a beautiful coral my son gave me for Christmas and my husband's gold and bone magnifying glass he found at a garage sale.  

Have a wonderful day!



  1. that's great. i used rub n buff in silver for the first time-so easy...but i think i need to go pick it up in this gold!

  2. I love the color of the gold... Thanks for stopping by!


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