However, since we were trying to stay in budget, I did try to reuse our old brass curtain rods by spray painting them. I bought some Rustoleum spray paint in a color called “hammered metal”, and when a sunny day finally came to Portland, spread them on some plastic in the back yard and went to town.
I told you I’m a terrible painter right? When they were dry, big flakes of paint from off of the plastic stuck to the rods. But, with a rag, I was able to wipe them off reasonably well. Once they were up, and the curtains were hung, (Woolrich sailcloth curtains from Target. I LOVE them!), my terrible painting wasn’t too noticeable. So here’s a peek at my living room makeover and brass curtain rod transformation.
I love my new Ikea pendant light, which replaced the brass fixture that used to be in the dining room.
The infamous curtain rods.
This wicker trunk replaced my more formal coffee table, at least for the summer.
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