When we bought our home last year, there was one thing that really stood out to us. The home needing some updating. Since the home was build in the 90s, brass was a theme in the home. Due to the cost and time involved, the update has been a gradual one. First, we replaced all of the brass ceiling fans in the home with some bronze colored ones that we found on clearance at Lowe’s Home Improvement. That alone was a major improvement.
Recently, we decided that something needed to be done to the brass light fixtures in the home, mainly in the foyer. We weren’t ready to spend $100 or more on a new chandelier, so my husband decided to try out some metallic spray paint in a bronze color. First, he tried out the paint on an old lamp to see how it would look. We liked the results and so the chandelier was a go.
Sorry, I didn’t have a picture of just the chandelier. This is from a set of pictures I took of the home while we were moving in.
Putting the chandelier back up on the high ceiling was much tougher than the paint job. I was standing on the stairs with tools and screws, just praying for safety.
My hubby was so pleased with the chandelier results that he painted the two bathroom fixtures and all of the towel bars.
Wow, look at all that brass. There were two light fixtures in the sink area and two towel bars and a toilet paper holder in the shower area.
And for some reason, my flash was not working on this picture. I really need a new camera. Anyway, you get the idea.
And that’s our thrifty makeover. It cost about $5 and the results were great. Do you have any frugal makeover stories to share?