to age gold hardware- how to patina gold or copper: 3 parts apple vinegar, 1 part sea salt in spray bottle. continue to spray and dry fixture until you have desired look, then spray with polyurethane to seal.
Vintage Kenmore fan, before & after transformation! I love vintage-looking, "steampunk-ish" fans, but they're so expensive! It never occurred to me to take a basic fan and spray-paint it, but look what happens!