I ended up taking the whole thing apart because I wanted to redo the hard wear. I was going to paint it all black, but then I thought I should try chrome paint.
It was a bit too shiny, so I wiped some of the paint off the front of the harware. It helped some, but once it dried I used some fine sand paper to take some more off and let the natural shine come through.
Here it is after three bottles of spray paint, and some sealer. I put it all back together and am very pleased with the result.
My husband loves blankets, so now we have some storage to keep them in the living room. The suitcases were another great thrift store find for $2.50 each. They also have blankets in them. I know, I know, but it gets cold in a dreary basement apartment, and I have no windows to help me keep warm. We use blankets to make up for it!
There's the sweet little birdie taking the spotlight again! I decided the pretty new table was perfect for the pretty little birdie.