I have this piece I bought at a yard sale this summer for $10 - I LOVE metal pieces and especially when mixed with wood.
It's really neat as is, but I am thinking that the metal would show up so much better if the wood frame was lightened up . . . hmmmm
I have taken it apart, and today I'm going to put a white wash of chalk paint on it.
Once I took it apart, (a ton of screws) the iron piece alone was gorgeous!
let's see what it looks like when I white wash it . . .