If you like the look of an aged finish or patina and want the look on a shiny new light fixture, I just posted a step-by-step tutorial on painting verdigris. Very easy when you use glaze and sea sponges.
DIY Wall Shelves of Used Drawers. I like this idea for repurposing drawers. Might be able to find an old dresser that has seen better days, with scuffs or crackers but that has interesting drawers, that I can pick up for cheap at a yard sale.