Feb 6, 2013

Midas Touch - Sunburst Mirror Gets Updated Gold Finish

I know, we see sunburst mirrors everywhere...but they're a classic, so I'm confident that they'll stick around a while.  I bought the one below about 7 years ago at Hobby Lobby for a steal, and I've displayed it all over the house since then.  In our most recent home, it has landed in our master bedroom...  

In hopes of embracing the add-a-dash-of-metallics-to-every-room trend, I decided to zoosh up the 'ol sunburst with some Rub N' Buff in Antique Gold.  What sun wouldn't look fabulous in gold?!?  Here's the quick and easy for how to use Rub N' Buff to update any accessory you might like to add some life to.

Rub 'N Buff in Antique Gold (purchased at local craft store for about $5)
Soft Rags (one for dusting, and one for buffing)
Painter's tape

1. Dust off your accessory with a clean rag to remove any dirt, then tape off the parts of your mirror, frame, or whatever you're Rub 'N Buff-ing to protect the parts you don't want gold.

2. Grab your Rub 'N Buff.  Squeeze a small amount onto a clean, soft rag and buff away with an even finger sweeping motion.  (It's pretty forgiving, but it does dry quickly)

(You can opt to rub off more of the gold finish in the crevasses, if you want a more antique finish on a more detailed item.  I was going for a more consistent coverage on my mirror.)

Here we are at the half-way point, so you can see the comparison...left has the Midas touch, right does not.

3. Let dry for an hour or so, and then hang!  Yes, it was that easy...

What do you think?  Doesn't it look nice the way it contrasts more with the Smoked Oyster (Benjamin Moore 2019-40) wall hue?

I think it definitely adds a little somethin' somethin' to the space.  While I like both sunburst versions, the gold is more sophisticated and eye-catching.  Do let me know what you think of it!


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Love your mirror and love the "rub n buff"! I've used it on everything from brightening the hands on an iron wall clock to touching up the gold center on a tiny pair of two toned earrings.

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Great job! Very well designed and put together.

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