Taking all of your inspiration from the many spray painted pieces I decided to spray paint them. I just got some off white paint at Walmart but in the future I will always prime. The paint didn't stick that well to the metal so it took a lot of coats. If I would have primed them I think it would have been a lot less.
Now I think they stand out a lot more and tie into the cream curtains. I even rubbed a little walnut stain on them but that didn't turn out so great. Oh well, it was my first time with stain and spray paint so it was a learning experience. Now I will have to find more things to spray paint!
I still want to try Kimba's idea to spray paint old thrifted dishes. That was such a great idea and I think it turned out great.