If you buy a house and can't afford upgrades: Change out your builder grade brass shower trim using Rustoleum's Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint ... what would cost you $800 to replace, will only cost you $5 to paint. Holds up well with the water because it is indoor/outdoor paint..... (Pinner says: I also did this with my light fixtures when we moved into our house)
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A brass rod from the hardware store can be bent to become a towel holder.
need these in my life....great for a diy project. in fact, i might try this this weekend. it won't take more than $10 for 4 small pots and a can of spray paint. I'll get everything from WalMart.(I've seen small ones for about $1 and bigger ones for i think $3 and the spray paint is about $3.50) this will for sure be fun!!
Replace Your Trim — With Paint Using 220-grit sandpaper, #000 steel wool, spray-on automobile primer, and metallic spray paint, blogger Kristi Linauer of addicted2decorati... completely changed her old brass trim and shower fixtures by painting them. The key, she says, is preparation — and plenty of painter’s masking tape.