But then there were those projects that were not a priority because they didn't really bother us much. Things like, the dining room lamp. Our big dreams were to replace it with an elk antler chandelier. But as the years moved forward and we've given up on that dream. Logically so, as the room isn't quite big enough for that dream we first considered when visiting Jackson Hole, WY back in 2009. We're 5 years older and the room still had the same brass fixture we disliked when we first moved in.
Well, we didn't dislike it, just the color. It took us this long because it required I get E's involvement to manage the wires and electricity and he's always busy with more important projects. After a friend of mine posted her lamp project on Instagram, I figured it was time we do the same... so the to-do list got a little shorter that day.
I knew I wanted to spray paint it because...
1. I have an obsession with spray paint.
2. It's a relatively cheap and easy.
3. We thought it had good bones to begin with.
So for a $7 can of Rustoleum's Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze, we had a new fixture. We only bought one can (brave!), but it was just enough.
During nap, the husband took it down and hung it from a tree in our backyard. We took turns spraying it with two sets of eyes (so many little areas are tough!) and had it hung that evening.
|The left (grainy) picture was in the real estate ad for our home. We stripped the wallpaper (and used the matching drapes as drop cloths!) the first month in the house. More on that here.|