This past weekend I braved the heat to visit the Melrose Trading Post Flea Market in hopes of starting a new collection (since I finished
project). I found some antique candlesticks with great patterns and curves, but their dirty exteriors and cheap varnishes were an instant turn-off. I decided to bring them home anyway and painted them all a glossy black to make a cohesive and chic collection. Whether or not they'll have candles in them is still to be determined, but the process was easy (an afternoon) and affordable (candlesticks + paint supplies=$28).