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. Enter this Rubbed Bronzing Cabinet Hardware post….you are going to love this.

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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 – Rubbed Bronzing 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. Susan
    Susan says:

    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!

    • Brittany Bailey
      Brittany Bailey says:

      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.

  2. Leilani
    Leilani says:

    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.

      • Kat
        Kat says:

        Inka gold is the brand name of another wax based metallic paint (beeswax in this case) that can be applied to virtually any surface and buffed just as rub and buff is used. It comes in a bunch of different colors.

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