So, last Friday while on my lunch break and with my 40% off coupon in hand I headed to a local craft store in search of some Rub' n Buff. I really wanted the gold leaf Rub' n Buff, but they were sold out. Since I have no patience to wait and go to another store, I bought the next best thing....antique gold.
I couldn't wait to get home and get started. Of course I had to do my routine Friday night grocery shopping (don't be jealous of my exciting Friday night plans) before I could get started. Once I got home and the kids where in bed I unscrewed all the knobs and sat down to watch Gold Rush and do a little Rub' n Buffing. I just added a very small amount to my finger and then rubbed it onto each piece of hardware. I let all the knobs and handles dry over night before putting them back on the furniture.
I was a bit nervous about the gold and unsure how the color would "fit" in the room, but once they were all on I loved them! It's definitely a change from the normal ORB and brushed nickel finishes in the house. It's also way out of my comfort zone to have gold ANYWHERE in my house.
I didn't stop with the knobs and pulls. I got a little carried away with the Rub' n Buff and also covered a previously spray painted lid to a glass jar and stainless steel corner braces that I had laying around.
The corner braces were added to the little box next to my bed that holds the remote controls.
I love the change and think the gold goes much better with the color scheme of the room. Although, I still love these Martha Stewart pulls from Home Depot and am seriously considering ordering them for the dressers.
The Martha Stewart pulls are less than $2.00 a piece, which is a steal for special order knobs. I went to two Home Depot's looking for these pulls until I finally figured out they are SPECIAL ORDER! I'm hesitant to order them, but we'll see...