I've thought about painting it a creamy off-white, which I think would be really pretty, but I don't know what type of paint to use. And then do I use a glaze on top? Do I distress it somehow? Do I leave part of it (like the knobs) brass?
Or, is there some way, without paint, to distress brass so that it looks darker, almost like oil-rubbed bronze? Could it become almost a rich brownish-black if I did that?
Just so you know, the picture below is the headboard, which is about 5 feet tall. The footboard is in the same style, about 3 feet tall.
Advise me, oh wise friends in the computer! Have you ever worked with brass pieces like this? Please help me! But more importantly, Happy Friday and have a great weekend!