14. Say Goodbye To Brass
In one of my first homes, I spent a couple of years replacing all of the brass (hinges, door knobs, light fixtures, faucets, ceiling fans, etc.), and it really added up by the end of my anti-brass frenzy! If only I had known about Rust-Oleum then! Did it even exist? I’m not sure, but it would have saved me a lot of money. It’s ideal for fixtures that don’t get touched like ceiling fans and lights, but you can also use it on faucets and door knobs with a little bit of touching up now and then. You can buy this stuff in oil rubbed bronze, nickel, iron, rust, or steel!
15. Cover Up Laminate Countertops
The nice thing about laminate countertops is that you can cover them up for less than $100! I’ve had those white laminate countertops, and there wasn’t a second that went by when they didn’t look dirty– you see every crumb! I love the look of concrete, and I’m excited to say, there is a relatively easy way to get the look without all of the hassle. Go check out more pics and full instructions over at A Beautiful Mess.
16. Re-Stain Or Paint The Oak
I feel like brass and oak go hand in hand– what were we thinking!? We spend so much time trying to cover it up, and there’s a reason for that, just look at this before and after photo! Staining or painting over an outdated oak banister, cabinetry, or molding is the surest way to bring your home up to the 21st century. Check out the full instructions for this project over at Creations By Kara.