Thursday, November 06, 2008

Painting: A Finial re-do

I went to a beautiful store the other day. They had really wonderful decorations for the home but they were very expensive.


I left there and went to Goodwill. I needed to pick up a very cheap pot for melting wax but ran across this finial. It is ugly but I did see some potential.


I decided to spray paint it aqua, i.e. the colors of the new office.

Then, I added a little gold to the finial.



$4 dollars versus $75 at the fancy store. It will go on my
mantle as soon as I build it.

11 comments:

  1. That's amazing. The pretty design shows so much more with the treatment you did. Pretty!

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  2. what a great idea! Your blog is fun and interesting... I like your cupola on your last post! We have a matching shed too that the previous owners bought. I'm thinking now that I need a cupola too! (maybe a collie!). I'm glad you found me... it's nice to meet you!

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  3. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your sweet comments. Now on to something even better....I love your blog...best thing that has happen today is that you stopped by. I am going to add you to my favorites...Love all your baking stuff. I have tons of cookie cutters and have not used them yet. I bought a big box from Walmart last year and said I wanted to make some cookies for the holidays...so I must ask do you mind if I use your cookie recipe? I hope mine look just as yummy as yours. Your cupcakes looked yummy to...see I told you I have been mesmorized by your blog this morning...

    Again thank you so much for stopping by and hope you come back soon!

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  4. That's a great redo! I always love the power of paint. you were asking about cutting hydrangeas. No, cutting the old blooms will not affect how they grow & bloom for next year. Most hydrangeas need to be pruned anyway & then the new growth will come out in spring. It is a little different with each variety, so I need to read up on pruning. But, you can def. cut the old blooms off and dry them to enjoy.

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  5. OOOH, I likey! You did a great job! Nancy

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  6. Rambling girl... you can definitely use all my cookie recipe and if you need help, just call me. I will be right over.

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  7. Great makeover! I love seeing all the creative makeovers in blog land.

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  8. Wow, that turned out great! That aqua is so pretty. I am drawn to that color lately. My husband's favorite color is blue, so he would love to hear me moving that direction!

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  9. Can I just tell you I am floored by how expensive some home decor has become. When I was looking for some new things to add to the house when we were first getting ready to put it up, I about had a heart-attack at the prices. (Specifically, I wanted a finial thingy to put on my mantle - how funny to see you re-purpose one you found. You go girl!)

    Anyway, I love your resourcefullness! What a crafty beaver you are! :)
    You and my sister are two of the same. I'm jealous. I want to craft and be creative like you. Can I just steal your ideas?.....:)

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  10. I love it -- we sell this at the decor firm/shop I work for and your version looks SO much better!

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