Rubbed Bronzing Cabinet Hardware


Have you ever fallen in love with two different cabinet hardware? But, you worried that your friends and family might have you arrested by the non-coordinating home accent police? No? Okay, so maybe it was just me.

I fell in love with these glass knobs.


But, I also fell for these bronze with copper highlights cup pulls.

Sadly, they were from different cultures. And their cultures didn’t get along.

But, with some gentle persuasion and a little Rub n’ Buff I convinced them that they were more alike than they thought.


Simply squeeze a small bit of Rub n’ Buff Gold Leaf onto a Q-tip and lightly rub it around the rim of the metal on the glass knobs.


Then buff off the excess with a clean paper towel.


Voila, matching cabinet hardware!


They are living in harmony…”Ebony and Ivory…together in perfect harmony..side by side…” Okay, quick, name that singer!

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  1. Mad Woman (@MadWomanDiary) says:

    Nicely done! And I think they work great together, just like Paul and Stevie.

  2. That is some pretty creative stuff you were able to do there. Great work at making both sets work for your home.

  3. Inka Gold is fabulous too! It’s non toxic from the craft store, rubs on beautifully and no smell.

  4. I liked them the way they were, but also like what you’ve done. I kinda like mixing thing up.

  5. Shell We says:

    Haha Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder. Love how you made your hardware a match made in heaven

  6. Oh yes…a match made in Heaven indeed! Just gorgeous!

  7. Stevie wonder and Paul McCartney!! Oh yes I love your presentation!! Di@Cottage-wishes

  8. Well you just made that look way too simple! They match perfectly.

  9. Hey, those turned out great! Way to make it work in your favor.

  10. LOVE this tip! Where were you last summer when I settled for nickel-finish spray paint instead of what I really wanted: this look. 😉 Thanks for sharing–will totally be doing this.

  11. That little bit of paint made a world of difference. Way to be creative.

  12. Wow! Perfect! I want to paint a lamp oil rubbed bronze and if I can’t find it now I know I can paint it black and give it a little Rub n’ Buff! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Susan, have you seen the Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint? It is a good start, but the Rub n’ Buff would really add that extra luster. Thanks for your comment.

  13. Like the idea, mixing and matching is what its all about with finishing touches. Thanks for the cool tip.

  14. You always create things to make them live in perfect harmony!!!…Love them Brittany!

  15. Love simple little ideas like this. Thanks for the post and the idea

  16. LOVE the color! And thanks for the tip – I’ll definitely be getting some of the “Rub n Buff”! And of course – love Stevie and Paul too!

  17. Thanks for using AMACO’s Rub ‘n Buff! Gorgeous knobs, made even better with RNB. I’d like to post this on our Facebook page (Rub ‘n Buff Metallic Finishes), and I will link back to your site.

  18. I looooove rub n’ buff. I have used it on so many different things including plaster medallions, mirror frames, picture frames and moulding. It’s so great for completely changing the look of something:)

  19. Sheila Rowe says:

    Is Rub ‘n Buff Metallic Finishes a craft store item?

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