I'm not exactly sure what it was intended to be, but to me, it looked like a candle should sit on it.
I paid $2 for it and brought it home, where it sat in my garage for a week or so.
This thing is strangely sized. It's about 3 feet tall. I took a picture of my boy next to it, so you all could see.
(Keep in mind, this was a picture for sizing reference only. The boy is barefoot and still in (non-matched) jammies and he's eating something...I'm not sure what. I promise I'm a good mom. Don't judge me from this photo.)
I gave my brass monstrosity several thin coats of Heirloom White spray paint, until it was sufficiently covered.
When it was completely dry, I dried out the glaze that I've been hearing so much about.
Rubbed it on, rubbed it off. Sure enough, it gave my strangely shaped candle stick some lovely depth.
Tough to see that depth from far away. Here are some close ups.
I found a pretty pillar candle at Target and slapped it on top. Then I tried to find a spot it could sit.
It ended up outside, where I think it looked quite pretty.
Useless decor. The Pottery Barn want's $89 for this one
I paid $2 for mine :)
Unfortunately, the weather has turned and I had to bring it inside today. I'll find a spot for it in my bedroom or bathroom, I think - since it was in the PB bed/bath catalog. God bless the Pottery Barn - who would I copy cat if it weren't for them?