Rub 'N Buff European Gold Upcycled Ballet Flats DIY


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Rub 'N Buff European Gold Upcycled Ballet Flats DIY

Rub 'N Buff European Gold Upcycled Ballet Flats DIY!


Do you ever find a great pair of shoes...but it's not a color you'd wear? Or do you have some shoes in the closet that are pretty worn out? Or you need a great pair of shoes for a costume...but they need a new color? This is a great upcycled craft for making shoes last longer, work for a costume or be a color you'd wear! Using Rub 'N Buff to transform shoes into gold! This fun technique can give anything a steampunk or vintage feel...perfect for this week of crafts inspired by Downton Abbey.
Rub 'N Buff European Gold Upcycled Ballet Flats DIY
I found these shoes and really liked them...mostly. I love the tooled leather look, I love the shape, I love the fit...but I will never wear this color. I'm like batman, I dress in black. I needed to change them into a neutral color that I would wear. Yes, gold is neutral. Stacy London taught me that on "What not to wear".

Supplies Needed:


Shoes in need of an upgrade (leather or faux leather)
Disposable Gloves
Buffing Cloth (or napkin)
Rub 'N Buff



Rub 'N Buff is a wax based cream that you rub onto the surface and then buff with a cloth. It shines and is very permanent. It comes in a variety of metallic shades. I picked European Gold for these shoes, it's almost a rose gold and I love it.
Begin by rubbing a little gold wax on the shoes in circles. Ideally wear gloves and work in a well ventilated area.
Then gently rub with a cloth, I used a napkin. This removes excess wax, keeps it smooth and gives it a shine.
Compare the shoes now! Pretty subtle transformation, but a gold shoe is a neutral that I will wear.
Repeat the process for the second shoe and done! It takes less than 10 minutes to upcycle a sweet pair of shoes so you can wear them again!
Here's another pair of shoes I did...they are Dansko wedges, they were a bone color...and now they are gold! Totally subtle, but just my thing!
Upcycle old shoes and give them new life using Rub 'N Buff European Gold metallic wax. Great for Halloween costumes, cosplay, or just to add some metallic to your closet.

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Upcycle old shoes and give them new life using Rub 'N Buff European Gold metallic wax. Great for Halloween costumes, cosplay, or just to add some metallic to your closet.


Here's another pair of shoes I did using Rub n' Buff:
C3PO and R2D2 Upcycled Shoes!


Here's a fun dart gun I made all Steampunk with Rub 'N Buff:




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  1. Ok the shoes are amazing but the dart gun....my kids are going to freak! Spray paint simply doesn’t work on nerf guns for long...they aren’t put on a shelf to look pretty, Keinan?

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