If you want to do a quick update to a room, a fresh coat of paint and some spray paint over some old fixtures can create a new look without breaking the bank. Our "kid’s bathroom" was covered in 1960s floral print wallpaper and tired brass fixtures when we moved in. Not ready for a total bathroom overhaul I opted for some bright paint and some "updated" fixtures.
I chose Benjamin Moore’s Blue Lapis 2067-40 for the walls. I can never get tired of this color — I love it!
This left us with the old brass fixtures. We updated the sink with chrome fixtures with white accents leaving the brass light fixture as my next DIY project.
I felt the detail in the fixture made it interesting enough to keep — only it desperately needed some help. I opted to paint it bright white to provide a nice contrast to the Blue Lapis paint color. For the cost of a can of spray paint it was worth a try.
Laysville Hardware suggested Rust-Oleum's Universal Gloss Spray Paint and some steel wool for the project.
How to Spay Paint Your Brass Fixtures
I was amazed with how easy and fast this project was. Of course now my mind is scanning the house to find the next spray paint DIY project. I am thinking of finding some objects and painting them brass to update the living room area in keeping with realtor.com's 2014 Remodeling Trend #2 — Brass Accents. Maybe I can find an old vase or bowl and give it a try.