My most recent client is The ManFlesh's sister who had purchased a used pot rack in need of refinishing (not so much "reconstructed") before she could install it in her lovely early 20th century home. She let it sit around for awhile before giving up and hiring a professional - me!
Before-ish (I didn't remember to take a photo until I'd started sanding. It all looked pretty much like the hooks look in this shot):
Layers of metallic paint and shimmery decorative "plaster" over a proper primer, of course. I hope to get an action shot when it's installed. She's runs a business and has 2 little kids (and one big kid/husband) so it might take awhile.