No definate answers, but some good ideas. No matter. I thought it was cool and had a vision that included fresh greenery, candle light, and shiny, reflective baubles.
That was the before, this is the after:
After a couple rounds with some white spray paint, and some "distress" sanding it was starting to look like exactly what I had envisioned.
I found some chunky glass votive or tea light holders that fit perfectly in the holes.
For some added elevation and bling to tie in with the glass balls, I added some cut glass knobs that I had in my stash.