I love art supplies. I love to find sales on art supplies. I own lots of art supplies. If only I used them for things other than decorative purposes! A friend gave me this holder Christmas before last. It was appropriately steam-punky bronze and black and as much as I loved it, it didn't go with my decor. The object was to use it for flowers. But, we don't want to talk about my lack of a garden. I got the brilliant idea of using it to store my colored pencils in a way that would make them visible, accessible, and therefore more apt for me to actually use them. I spray painted it "Golden Margarita" which matches other painted things in "my" bedroom. I dolled out the pencils and I love how it looks on my shelf. I may actually use them yet!