Replace Your Trim — With Paint Using 220-grit sandpaper, #000 steel wool, spray-on automobile primer, and metallic spray paint, blogger Kristi Linauer of addicted2decorating.com 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.
Looks good! 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)
Many people have ceramic or porcelain tile in their homes that is in good repair however may not reflect their current style. Instead of replacing the tile, you may wish to paint it to give it a new look. Please be aware that painting tile in high traffic areas, kitchen countertops, or areas that regularly get wet is not recommended.