Metal over Door Decor

I also spray painted the brass bars on the fireplaces in the family room and the bedroom:

I did not use high heat paint, and it has still held up great!

I have really been digging the look of brushed nickel lately. I think it looks so classic. I used it all OVER the Bub’s room redo:

(Target propeller sprayed in brushed nickel.)

I used it on lamps, accessories, frames – and it looks FANTASTIC with the navy and white:

When it comes to light fixtures, I still prefer the darker tone of ORB – I think they make more of a statement hanging in all of that empty space. Most of our lights are the darker finish now:

But we picked out brushed nickel light fixtures for our foyer and staircase when we built our house:

And I LOVE the actual fixtures, I just wish they were darker! The light in our foyer is much bigger than this one, and I would really love to just have them taken down, spray paint them, and then put them back up.propeller art But to that, we’d need scaffoldings and lotsa lotsa cash to pay someone brave enough to do it. ;)

And if we’re going to pay that much, I’ll probably just replace them, and not mess with taking them down, painting, doing the hokey pokey and putting them back up.

Side note – anyone have a clue how to change a light bulb in these things? I guess we’ll be waiting till they all go out. :)

We still have brushed nickel lights in two of our bathrooms, including the master bath:

In our master, I’ve gone the ORB direction with the towel rods and light switch covers:

So I think the brushed nickel does look out of place. But so do the chrome faucets. :) But all of those will get replaced…someday. They are about 1, 793 on the list.023 It’s a long one. ;)

Our son’s bathroom has the same light, but I worked with it and went with the same finish for the toilet paper holder, towel ring, etc. So who knows if it will stay or go – for now I’m completely happy with it.

So you can see, we’re all over the place around here. :) My goal? I’d love to have (at least most) of the light fixtures and faucets in the oil rubbed bronze finish. I’d love to have little extras like vents, thresholds and railing brackets in the darker finish as well.

I am drawn to that dark, lovely metal tone – some say it will go out of style one day soon, but I think it’s a classic, traditional finish. (Remind me of that in ten years, umkay?)

If you are starting from scratch or want to get your finishes more cohesive – there are a few tips to follow:

  • Knobs on cabinets and dressers are the “jewelry” of your spaces, and you should have fun with them. Do whatever you love!
  • Light fixtures should be fairly consistent – but it also very much depends on the look and decor in the room too.
  • Our faucet finishes are mixed, and even when I’m done replacing them all, they’ll probably still be. :) That’s another one that depends on the space.
  • Ideally, door knobs and hinges should be consistent throughout the the house. But we’ve been living with a mix of ORB (lurve) and shiny brass (ick) for months, so do as I say, not as I do. ;)

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Fleur De Lis Over Door Wreath Hanger
Home (Tripar)
  • Sturdy steel construction with a warm antique bronze finish.
  • Over the door organizer fits on doors measuring 1 3/4 thick.
  • Large 2 storage hook accommodates decorative wreaths.
  • 18 height provides clearance for holding larger wreaths.
  • Fleur de lis accent a stylish alternative to standard over the door hooks.

Here's what I would do

2007-11-12 09:55:27 by ManhattanDreamer

Rearrange the main couch so it's back to the window, with your side table between the window and the couch, with the TV on one side (not in front); in front, put a coffee table then the smaller couch (create a comfortable circle for socialization/hobbies, conversations.)
Get a higher bookshelf unit so you don't have vast expanses of wall space above 5 foot.
Select through the pictures, put some above a console (again, so 1 or 2 of the walls have decorations to 8 foot high, instead of the horizontal band effect.)
One thing that would work would be to group by kind of frames (wood vs

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