So, while I'm really yearning to gut my kitchen, that's not an option right now.
I had to find a decorating project that would put a little spring in my step, but not set us back money-wise.
Last weekend I bought my first can of Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint. I know, I know, I'm a little late on this. It was hard to spurn my first love-- Heirloom White.
All of the traipsing up and downstairs taking care of sick kids meant I had many opportunities to look at 3 of these beauties in our upstairs hallway. Don't you love the green tarnished effect?
Tom took them down for me, I took the glass off, gave them one quick coat of oil rubbed bronze in the backyard, and had Tom hang them up. Easy Peasy.
It's not a dramatic change, but in a multi-level house, where these suckers sometimes hit me at eye level, it's a welcome one.
My photos, as usual, are terrible, but trust me on this. They turned out beautifully!
If you came to visit, you probably wouldn't even notice them now, and that's just what I hoped for.