If you're tired of your old light fixtures (like me) but lacking the money to replace them (like me), there might be a cheap solution for you. Spray paint.
Both my breakfast room and dining room lights were that cheapy-looking gold that was so popular in the 90s.
One coat of primer and two coast of "rubbed bronze" later...
And the breakfast room...
It also looks good on our kitchen cabinet knobs, although I spray painted them glossy
black (with lacquer) to match the stove.
I'm considering painting the "gold" door knobs too, but wondering how they'll hold up under the constant wear and tear. Has anyone tried spray painting their door knobs? And if so, how did it turn out?