I get a lot of questions about these. They were actually passed down to me from my grandparents house. However, they used to be gold when I first got them which did not match the decor for my house. But this was such an easy fix! All I had to do was grab a small can of some Rust Oleum Protective Enamel in silver and painted the leaves. This paint is great and gives a brushed metal look which is exactly what I was looking for. Check out the before and after pictures!