This is the first DIY project I have finished on the new house. The gold fixtures on the front of the house were getting very worn looking so I spruced them up with some Rustoleum spray paint in hammered black.
I really liked that the hammered finish covered up scratches and rust spots.
We also replaced the standard white blinds with bamboo blinds we've had for awhile now. We still need to get some curtains to close over the blinds at night, but we love the way the bamboo helps accent the windows from outside.