If you haven’t heard of Rub’n Buff, it’s a great little tool to keep in your DIY kit. I have used it to transform little metal pots, a lamp finial, picture frames, and now our kitchen light fixture! The process is easy – you just need a rag and a small brush. I used a round/flat stencil craft brush.
I think it works best when there is a dark background. It gives it the most realistic, antique look. I used the color European Gold, and the only place I could find that particular color was on Amazon (linked here). They also offer a 5 color assortment pack with several gold colors.
Squeeze out a small amount of the Rub’n Buff product onto your rag, then dip the brush in the wax and wipe off excess. Start stippling it on, and keep working with it until you’re happy with the amount of coverage.
I had an extra lamp finial that fit the bottom of this chandelier, so I decided to add the same finish to it. I saved the original in case I decide I want to go back, but I think I like this!