In the before photo you can tell that is has tons of potential. Great angled legs, base and design.
4 light coats...
Both the customer and I loved the original hardware, but not the original finish. My favorite spray for getting a satin nickel finish is Krylon's Brushed Metallic satin nickel.
I am not really impressed with others I have tried. They seems to scream "Hey, I was spray painted!" When done correctly, this has a great, natural finish.