I hope I’m not the only one out there with a slight obsession with Rub ‘n Buff. It’s a tiny tube of endless possibilities!
This 5-minute DIY project came about when I was wandering around my house the other day with said tube of Antique Gold Rub ‘n Buff in hand thinking about all the things I could use it on. I stopped when I spotted my stack of cookbooks (aka, plant stand) in the dining room.
I immediately got the idea to give these books a gilded look!
I am a sucker for gilded book pages! It is quite an elaborate process and the results are just gorgeous. My quick “gilding” however takes just 5 minutes!
I grabbed my tube of Antique Gold Rub ‘n Buff
and simply painted it on the pages of my books and wiped off any excess globs. I waited for the Rub ‘n Buff to dry for at least 30 minutes then I rubbed it with a soft cloth to make it shine. You can’t really see how shiny the pages are in any of the pictures I took, but trust me they look fancy!
I think I will try this on a few more book stacks I have around the house, but use the Gold Leaf Rub ‘n Buff instead. I want to replicate the look of this book I have on our entry way table:
It’s a subtle difference, but I enjoy these 5 minute DIY’s.
Now my cookbook collection looks like it cost $10 instead of $9! 🙂