Ever since I purchased my black chest of drawers last Summer I have been wanting to paint the hardware gold. I thought this would be a very simple task so I kept putting it off. I assumed I could just remove the hardware, spray paint it and put it back on. Not so much the case. The hardware is attached to the chest (not sure where all the screws on the inside of the drawers go...) so my original plan was a no go.
Since I was already in the mood to get this project going I decided to try the Rub 'n Buff I had in my craft drawer. The color was "antique gold" which is exactly the look I envisioned for my hardware.
I taped around the hardware to ensure my unsteady hand did not mess with the chest. Then I started to go to town with the rub.
I used a cheap foam brush from Michael's and then my fingers to fill in all the crevices of the hardware. If you are interested in revamping hardware consider this a warning that a little Rub 'n Buff goes a LONG way!
I think a major perk of Rub 'n Buff is that it dries almost instantly. You do not have to really wait to touch it...it is sort of an instant gratification (as long as you do not get it on your chest...then instant dry is not your friend).
I took things from drab to fab in just 30 minutes and am thrilled with the end result. The newly gold hardware makes this simple chest of drawers a little more elegant I think.