I never paint anything. Well, I rarely paint anything. I picked these babies up at an estate sale a few weekends ago, and even I knew they needed help. The green wasn't offensive, but there were issues. I can't say it was rust, as these stands are solid wood. But, it looked like rust. Fungus? It wasn't just red dirt. Heck, I have no idea. And just spending time thinking about it is more than I want to do.
I generally like to buy things and use them or sell them "as is." I have a full time job. I have a wonderful man I like to spend time with. I have more cats than I can count on one hand. I have local family that I enjoy hanging with. I have friends, even. And I have Primitiques, my child. All this stuff makes actually painting and working on stuff non-desirable to me. Time is an issue, ya know?
Check out the bowl shape on top. What is that all about? Plant stands generally are flat on top, right? I don't see any indication of this being used as an ashtray. Candy stands? What do you think the bowls are for? Candle?