On one of my recent thrift store shopping sprees, I found a lovely pair of curtain holdbacks for $5 (for the pair).

curtain holdbacks
I had been on the lookout for almost a year for a set that came straight out of the wall with a lovely cap on the end of them, as opposed to the ones you find at most of the big box stores that go around in a 'U' shape.

I loved the look of these and they were the exact size and shape I was looking for, and I definitely couldn't pass them up for only $5. The only problem is they were a little too silver and a little too shiny.

A few minutes of my time, and a little spray paint later though, and …

curtain holdbacks
I literally just 'spritzed' them with paint because I wanted them to have a slightly worn look, and still wanted a little of the silver to show, but just not be quite so shiny and bright.

 

What do you think?

curtain holdbacks
curtain holdbacks

I painted these using Krylon Rust Protector in Satin Ivory.

For my local friends, I found the curtain holdbacks at Treasures & Beyond in Poway. It's one of my favorite re-sale stores in the area, in fact there are about 8 or so thrift and re-sale stores in this location and I don't think I've ever left empty-handed.

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