I would recommend doing it outside as it stinks and the rust from the steel wool will stain concrete so do it in a shop or over the road. DIY Vintage Wood Stain look. (How to age new wood). Good for all things wood!
If I were a bird enthusiast, this would be an awesome bird cage chandelier. I was thinking more along the lines of a hanging upsidedown bird cage (w/no birds, of course) with a few added lights & some dangling crystals & whoolah!
"Once you've accepted your flaws, NO ONE can use them against you." It's one of the hardest and most liberating things at the same time, to accept your flaws.and more so, to shine a new, bright light on these flaws.