Here's the catch they were BRASS!! And I don't do brass....so I spray painted them with gray primer and then spray painted them black (stuff I already had around the house)
Then I distressed it......I am absolutely in LURVE with the Shabby Chic look right now!!! And it's so easy to do!! You can use sand paper, but your finger nail works just as good....maybe even better!!
Now all I have to do is find a home for it & move on to my next furniture victim!!