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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Picture Frame Update

     I finally had to go back to work today. I could totally get used to staying home. I love my job but staying in your jammies has a certain appeal too! :)

      Today I want to show you a fun and easy way to update wooden frames.  I wanted to add a little sparkle to my winter decor and decided silver was it!

     If you saw my last post you may have noticed the silver frames on my hutch. These frames were super cheap on clearance from Hobby Lobby but in their original state weren't quite what I was looking for.

     I've used silver Rub n' Buff before but to change out old hardware when we redid the kitchen. I decided to try it out on these picture frames. This turned out to be a really easy way to update them. Not that they were bad originally, just not what I wanted.

     If you want to try this, be sure to follow the directions on Rub n' Buff for use and ventilation. {I bought my tube at Michaels~it was less than $5.00, I can't remember how much for sure though!}.

     I used a soft cloth and simply rubbed the silver into the frame, no prepping required!

     That was an easy transformation! Now I'm wondering what other things Rub n' Buff can transform!?!

I'm sharing this project here:

The Shabby Creek Cottage
Tatertots and Jello
Its Overflowing
Between naps on the porch
i should be mopping the floor
Not Just a Housewife
Thrifty Decor Chick
DIY by Design


  1. Wow! I love how those frames look in the silver finish. I've heard of Rub 'n Buff but I've never used it. I may have to give it a try.

  2. This adorable! I love your decorating style.


  3. I love your frames. They are beautiful. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  4. These turned out great! I've got to try the rub n buff! Such a easy makeover. Great idea!!

  5. Wow, Thanks for sharing! These turned out so pretty, I will have to try this on some of my ugly old frames. I just started a brand new link party and would love for you to share this tutorial.
    Happy New Year!

  6. Thanks for the idea! I love it and can't wait to revamp some of my older, out-of-date frames!

  7. Hi Jody! Those frames look amazing with the Rub n Buff. I recently got out an old tube to use on some old brass goblets that were tarnished beyond use and now I can use the goblets in vignettes and they look all silver-y. I also love browsing the clearance aisle at HL and have gotten some fun things there. I would not have thought to use the Rub n Buff on frames so thanks for the idea. I saw your post over at Met Monday blog party.

  8. I totally love Rub n Buff your frames turned out stunning


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