Spruce It Up!

Have you ever wanted to spruce up your house, but didn’t have the funds to get it done?  Well for around $4 you can update your house in no time and the secret is spray paint!!

Many newer homes come with basic builders fixtures consisting of those, not so elegant looking, brass fixtures.  Well that is not a problem if you have spray paint.  There is absolutely no priming or sanding involved – you just shake the can and spray away.

We did not have a light fixture in our dining room and my in-laws offered us this shiny brass one.  We were VERY thankful to have been given the chandelier, but it wasn’t exactly our style and my in-laws were going to toss it if we didn’t take it.  So, I went to Home Depot and bought a can of Rustoleum spray paint in a darker brown tone and simply sprayed the entire chandelier.  I then purchased little silk, cream colored lamp shades to cover the light bulbs and I’ll say it looks pretty darn good (if I do say so myself).

Here is the chandelier that I repainted for our dining room.

I was recently at Goodwill and I saw they had tons of brass lamps that were pretty ugly on their own, but they had wonderful shapes and would look totally gorgeous painted dark brown, black or white and they were only $2.99 – $3.99.  Unfortunately I have no places in my home that currently needs a new lamp, but if you are in search of one, I highly recommend heading over to your local Goodwill!

I had some left-over spray paint from the chandelier project so I painted this brass lamp and now it is good as new!!  As you can see, all you need is $4 and a little time and you can transform any room in your home.  So get out there and get yourself some spray paint!!

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  1. Amazing what you can do with a little spray paint.