Ok, I'm sooo not Martha, but I did spend the afternoon churching up the chain link dog kennel. It took nearly a zillion $0.94 cans of FLAT black spray paint (do not try this without one of those nifty $3 trigger attachments) but the chainlink now looks perfectly respectable. The flat black does not reflect any light so you don't notice the ripples in the chain, plus your eye naturally sees 'though' the black without focusing on the wire. In the future, if there's any nicks or scratches they can be touched up easily since flat black will always match flat black! I was really hating the fact that a chain link kennel was so economical, but now I really think I"ll be happy to live with it!