Sometimes the simplest solution to transitioning a home accessory you already own and don’t love, to one you own and do love, comes down to changing the color. I moved to our house with two sets of Michael Aram red lacquer coral candlesticks that I previously had in our city apartment. While I loved the look of them in theory, in actuality they went with nothing in my house. I sprayed them a matte black which makes them feel brand new to me, but they also now look great on my table and saved me a lot of money! The trick is to use a permanent spray, and to buy more cans then you think you may need. Even for small items, to properly cover the surfaces and give them two coats, two cans of spray paint may be required. Happy transitioning!