Here's just a cheap quick fix that most of you are probably aware of,
but I thought I'd mention it here just in case :)
Lighting can be costly to replace, but can be refinished for under $10.
Here's a brass light fixture that looked like it was ready to be replaced. . .
It actually had a nice design to it, and so we decided to run to our local
Home Depot to pick up a can of Bronze Metallic Finish Spray.
All it took was a little dusting off with a dry paint brush,
and then three light coats of the spray paint (allowing each coat to dry thoroughly)
and it was done. . . I just LOVE quick fixes!
This aerosol spray can go right over metal, plastic, ceramic. . .pretty much anything.
BEFORE. . .
. . .and AFTER :)