Refinishing furniture sounded scary at first. Then I tried it. While it takes a lot of time, it is definitely worth the effort! Instead of spending thousands of dollars on new furniture for our house, I decided to purchase used furniture from Craigslist and refinish it. While embarking on this effort, I discovered an easy way to go from shiny steel to a brushed nickel look. All it took was the hardware and sandpaper.
Using medium grit sandpaper, I sanded the hardware on every side. I then washed it and voila! Brushed nickel! It would be wise to put a protective coat on this. I didn’t because I was sanding them to spray paint.