I finally got the little redo of my dining room chandelier done. This is what I started with.
It was a little dark and heavy for what I was envisioning for the dining room. I had already tried just taking off the shades but it was still feeling dark. The little knobby thing on the bottom was already off as I was testing the color of the rub and buff.
This is what I looked like after all was said and done. It came off pretty easy though. A little scrubbing and some nail polish remover for what was left under my nails.
I was pretty pleased with the results. I buffed it up to get the shine going and buffed some more on the edges to reveal a bit of the old finish. I wanted some rub and buff in ebony to hit the edges with it and maybe in the grooves. Michael's didn’t have black and AC Moore wanted twice as much. I was annoyed at that and didn’t get it.
Let’s do a side by side shall we?
Plus, a sneak peak of what the hutch will look like when it gets painted. It’s looking a little pink, but it gives you an idea. Just squint. I also plan to redo the shades, maybe a white linen. For now shade less is okay with me.
This was much better then buying a new light. I already had the rub and buff but it's less then $4 at Michael's. I have had this tube for 8 years and I still have some left. This stuff lasts forever since you use the tiniest amount. Have you ever used Rub and Buff? If so, how did you like it?
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