Here it is before:
a spray painted coat of primer
2 coats of white paint and voila!
Quick and easy and now it suits the room so much more!
In other news... You've heard me lament before about my favorite stores that won't ship to Canada. Well one of those stores is West Elm. It's one of my favorites and luckily there is a store in Toronto. I figured it wouldn't hurt to give them a call and see if they would ship to me. To my surprise they said YES! I was so excited that I impulsively bought 3 light fixtures. Four days later they were sitting on my doorstep. I can't wait to see them all installed. I'll post pictures soon.
For those who are interested in ordering from West Elm. The shipping was 10% of the purchase.