We had a yard sale over the weekend and at the end of it, we still had these candle holders:
They had been in a dresser for years, at least 5 years, the 2 tone metal didn't match any of our decor and I thought they might get a few bucks towards the kitchen project.
I was wrong... but that caused me to give them a second look and realize that with a coat of spray paint.
They could turn into this:
They really work in our guest bedroom now, and it didn't cost a thing!