I found this old light at an antique store and it was under $20. I liked the original patina. A little rust and the main body was wood. I had to have sometime wire it and thought I would leave as is but it wasn't working. Sorry I didn't get pictures at each stage. Next I decided to white wash it but I wasn't really feeling that either. So back to the trusty old black spray paint. And tada!
I added a cord cozy but not lamp shades...I like the metal work. Now if I could find some bulbs that are lower wattage. :)