I would like to make this towel rack...
Look more like this lamp..
I'm not trying to duplicate exactly...but just get it a little closer to the "rustic" look, if you will.
The lamp is the "Base" of our powder room remodel. We are using it for wall colors, wallpaper, granite counter top, faucet and other hardware. The towel rack is about as close as we could get in style, and the dark won't look all that bad...but a closer match will be much better, IMO.
I was thinking of diluting some model paint, browns, gold and brushing it on. then some black highlights. But...I like ideas from the pros, please!