I've had this arched wood & iron piece for a while now. I LOVE the distressed look (that's why I bought it) but it blends in with my wall color & has gone unnoticed & unappreciated for far too long.
So I stained it this week.
The rough texture & imperfect stain job still gives it plenty of character.
Plus it brings out the warmth of my curtains & wood table. Much better!