I've been a little MIA lately due to all the pre-graduation action going on over here. My little sisters are graduating on Friday, and as you know, I'm designing a fab grad party for them. The party has sparked all sorts of home improvement projects around my parents' house, including tacking the overdose of brass in their dining room.
The previous owners built the place in the 90's and I'm pretty sure this chandelier & the switch plate covers below have been there ever since. Since so much moolah had already gone into the living room reno, we spent about $6 for some spray primer and paint and gave these babies a new life!
Here's the lovely before:
The 'during' shot (with primer):
And, here they are after, with some brushed nickel spay paint:
Let's ignore the missing light bulb above.. that was a casualty of the makeover. :)
Anyway, you can't beat $6 for an updated look for the whole room! Now, we just need to tile the fireplace surround, purchase a rug and entertainment hutch, move the furniture back in from the garage, and clean the place from top to bottom before Friday afternoon... no sweat, right??