How to Update a Mirror Frame Using Rub’n Buff

Have an old mirror that needs updating? Learn how to update a mirror frame using Rub’n Buff.

I’ve been seeing this awesome stuff around the blogosphere lately called Rub ‘N Buff and I’ve really been wanting to give it a try! Carmel has used it on a variety of things in her house, including her kitchen hardware! And Cassie used it to refinish a few mirrors in her house. All of the projects I’ve seen with it have turned out wonderfully, so when I found this mirror for $2.50 at Good Will a few weeks back I decided I’d try my own little Rub ‘N Buff makeover! It comes in this little tiny tube and costs about $5 on Amazon. I thought it was a bit pricey but one little tube is supposed to be enough to cover like 20 sq. ft! The finish I chose was Silver Leaf, but they also have gold and bronze in a few different patinas.

How to Update a Mirror Frame Using Rub’n Buff

You just squirt a tiny bit of it on your finger, or a cloth, and rub it into the surface you’re covering. I rubbed mine in a circular motion and back and forth, so I don’t think that really matters! I was so surprised by how well just a little bit of this stuff covered the wooden frame on my mirror! Overall, this project only took me an hour and the Rub ‘N Buff was pretty much dry as soon as I was finished! The only thing that would have been better was if I could have gotten underneath the frame somehow since the mirror reflects the wood on the inside. I absolutely LOVE the way this project turned out though! It’s metallicy and updated, but I love how the natural grain of the wood and a bit of the color still peaks through! I could probably do a second coat to cover up the wood even better, but I’m really digging it as is! And I also think it adds a nice festive touch to the house to go with my Christmas decorations! 😉Has anyone else ever used Rub ‘N Buff before? I’ve already got my eyes peeled for some other piece of furniture I can use this stuff on! It’s seriously awesome!

*I wasn’t paid or given anything to talk about the awesomeness of Rub ‘N Buff, I just think it rocks. But if you Rub ‘N Buff reps are out there I’d gladly take a few more tubes ;)*

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22 Comments

  1. Love this makeover! It looks great! I’ve never used Rub ‘N Buff before but I could totally find a use for it. I should pick some up and give it a try.

  2. I really want to try using this stuff too! I would like to try it on my vanity handles in the ensuite. I hate the brass finish but don’t mind the shape. I was looking for a mirror exactly like you found so I’m very jealous you found one for $2.50!! It looks great!

  3. I’ve never heard of this but it seems pretty cool and definitely handy in giving new life to thrift store finds. Great score on the mirror.

  4. The mirror looks so great with the silver. I’ve never used this stuff before (or even heard of it) but maybe I’ll have to find something I could use it on!!

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