And here's after:
Considering they were very corroded and from the 50's, I think they cleaned up pretty nicely. We weren't going for a shiny brass look anyways since we went with this fan and these lamps for our room.
Husband is finishing up with a few coats of polyurethane tonight, so hopefully I'll have a picture of the finished project tomorrow. I've rewarded him with all sorts of Girl Scout Cookies for his efforts. Samoas, Thin Mints and Lemonades. If you've never tried Lemonades, you must! They're highly underrated.