DIY Campaign-Style Picture Frame

By May 6, 2013Uncategorized

A little tube of Rub ‘n Buff has been taunting me for weeks now. I bought it with intentions of using it right away, but alas, life got in the way. Over the weekend, I found some time to finally put that little tube to good use.

Behold… a campaign-style (“campaign-style” refers to the gold brackets on the corners, currently popular in furniture) picture frame!

Emily Snuffer

Here are my materials:

  • Tube of Rub ‘n Buff in the finish of your choice (silver, gold, copper, etc.)
  • Frog Tape
  • Picture Frame (I like the $11 Walmart cheapies)

Best part of this DIY?! No tools or instruments required. Rub ‘n Buff is designed to work best by using your fingers! Schwing!

Emily Snuffer

To get started, I disassembled my picture frame, working only with the wood frame itself. I wrapped Frog Tape 1.5″ from each edge, creating a little “L” shape bracket in each corner of the frame.

Emily Snuffer

I made sure to wrap my Frog Tape fully around the frame so that the inside lips would also be covered.

With the frame taped up, it’s time to rub! I put a small dab of Rub ‘n Buff on my index finger and rubbed it on until I was happy with the coverage. Once I was done, I removed the tape immediately, then set out to dry for about 2 hours.

After reassembling the frame, I buffed everything with a clean, dry cloth to get the gold to shine a bit. Done!

Emily Snuffer

Emily Snuffer

And ok, technically this is a wedding-related post (even though it’s not Friday), but I’m like 4 days away from the wedding and really everything in my life is wedding-related at the moment so bare with me!

Oh, and the print in the frame is our custom portrait done by Rifle Paper Co.! I talk about that here.

I have one more post coming before I take a break for the wedding/honeymoon! See you Wednesday!



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