Thrift stores are awesome

Exhibit A

As a source of art supplies the thrift store is second only to the hardware store.  Exhibit A is a candlestick I picked up yesterday.  It's nice enough in a Laura Ashley kind of way, but it's not really eldritch enough to go with my decor.  

Never mind, I can fix that.  I've always wanted a corpse candle.

These items are made in several pieces, especially when they're electroplated as I suspect is the case here, and they're generally held together with screws.  So what I've actually got here is a whole range of useful components.  I've got a nice base, three candle holder parts, and an assortment of other bits and bobs.