Candle Sticks

I got these ashtrays candlesticks from my grandparents when they sold their house.  They are really old fashioned ashtrays, but I'm using them as candle sticks.  When we were going through their stuff deciding what we wanted for our homes, I didn't know where I would put them, but I knew I could find a place.  I am trying to get away from the "cherry" finish and bring some color into my home, so I figured these could help me with that task. 

I put on two coats of Rustoleum Winter Grey spray paint. 

After I painted them I sanded them in spots that looked like they might receive a little "wear" naturally.

Here they are sitting in my foyer.  I plan on taking down the metal wall decor and putting up a framed world map.  We'll see...

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  1. great repurposing.. i love what you did with them and the color is great!

  2. Thank you so much. I'm kinda 'into' that blue-gray right now.

  3. thanks for stopping by to see my blog . hope to see more of you. lauren

  4. Sweet! I love your candle holders. You would like what I did to my candleholders. Check them out!

  5. Wow -- I would have passed those awful things by -- you have a good eye and you did a GREAT job with them!!

  6. Cool, a way to remember your grandparents and make something pretty and useful for your home.