(Please excuse the terrible condition of my deck - that's an upcoming summer project!)
I also bought this candlestick, the color of which I can't fully explain. It was $2.99.
So, I attacked the candlesticks with plain ol' Rustoleum in Semi-gloss White. I sprayed light layers, letting each dry in between coats. I will admit, the speckled black candlestick was giving me some irritation - the first couple of layers looked like they weren't adhering.
But spray paint conquered! And for the grand total of about $12.00 (including candles), I had a brand new look for my mantel.
My foray into spray painting went so well, I decided to remake some other objects in my living room. I'll share those projects later.
I LOVE spray paint!