Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Out with the Gold

Dispersed throughout the house are accents of gold and brass…not exactly my finish of choice. I’m more of a bronze and brushed nickel girl.

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When preparing the house for the baby shower, I knew we needed to move the chandelier in the old dining room to the new dining room, which would allow for us to move the fan in there to Landry’s room for the time being.

I had already ordered a new light fixture for the old dining room, but I knew I did not want to put up  that ugly gold and white chandelier in our newly converted room. That would just be a slap in the face to all of the hard work that had already been put in there.

I figured if I already hated the light fixture as it was that I had nothing to lose in attempting to change it for the better.

One trip to Wal-Mart and one spray can later, I was completely satisfied with going out on a limb to change things up.

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Then, my handyman husband hung it up for me. My poor little projects would never come to fruition without all of his help.

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Is it perfect? Certainly not. But it’s better than what I started with! I no longer have to give it the evil eye every time I walk into the room. 


Want to get the same look? Go to your hardware store and buy a can of Rustoleum spray paint American Accents in Satin Metallics Oil Rubbed Bronze. You might want to write it down. Quit living with the ugly. Spend $5 and make it something you like.

Is this the light fixture I want in here forever? Hardly. I’d rather have something more sparkly. I want the sparkly to be seen when people drive by and house stalk {like I may or may not do from time to time….don’t lie. You do it, too}. It needs to make a statement, but until my eyes find the perfect piece, I am satisfied with my modified light fixture.

Take a chance for goodness sakes. It’s a small risk. It’s not life changing.

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