I am not sure what I would put on them the way they were...maybe large vases? If I were the large vase on a gold sconce type of girl but I am not. They were quite large - almost like little tables - that I thought they would be perfect in my guest room. The bed in our guest room is in a little nook due to a very long boring story on how the walls had to be configured to meet code. But the nook is awesome and makes the perfect place for a bed. Although charming and cozy, it doesn't leave much room for bedside tables. I thought these might be the perfect thing for guests to place a cup of water, reading glasses, phone, etc. on.
So I painted them white and my husband just hung them this weekend. I think they turned out pretty cute!