Nothing gives tired pieces an instant lift like glossy black paint. This room's chandelier offers proof. Black spray paint reinvented the 1980s brass fixture. It was a relatively easy process. We removed the chandelier from the ceiling and taped off the areas we didn't want painted. After priming the fixture, we sprayed on two coats of black paint. Inexpensive shades wrapped in apple green ribbon complete the lighting makeover.
- What it cost: less than $30