this would actually be a really fun idea to bring light into the space. a ladder could go against the wall where the metal desk is now with string lights. it would be nice to see walking into the room from the hallway
Barbed wire and crystal. rusty and sharp with elegant and sparkly. my kind of contrast (How hard would this actually be? LOVE it. Have plenty of barbed wire in the barn. Paint it, or leave it rusty?) What a wedding piece!
Blow up a balloon, cover it in doilies using a craft glue. When it's dry, pop the balloon & you have an awesome decoration. Bet you could use it as the lampshade on a small pendant light, too. Great-gramma's and my MIL's doilies may find another use.