A fabulous finished finial for following friends…….

Say that ten times really fast.
A fabulous finished finial for following friends.
It’s your Monday wake up call : )
You’re welcome.
THE PROJECT TODAY

CAST IRON FINIAL
COST $1.00 ……yard sale.
Too dark in my lotsa’ wood house……
This baby is sooooo heavy by the way.
I guess it is good if a really, really, really, strong wind blows behind my interior french doors.
Now they won’t slam shut!

Shewwwwwwwww.
You never know when that could happen.
You know what….I hate even joking about that when I am hearing these awful news stories this morning about Joplin, Mo, and the devastating tornado damage.
I am right now praying for them and their families.

So awful.
Handy dandy spray paint…….creme colored……clearance at Walmart…….one coat.
Third coat.
Beautimous.
Then I thought about how applying stain can be so pretty on my wood projects…..get in the crevices….show the texture……
So I applied my dark walnut stain.
PEE-UKE.
Not going for the purple putty finial.
Painted over it.
Used my fine sanding block……and distressed it…….
All over.
Loved how the black cast iron showed through!
Don’t ya’ think?
Before…..
Now……
And a great deal for a dollar!
Love,

0 thoughts on “A fabulous finished finial for following friends…….

  • May 23, 2011 at 5:03 pm
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     LOVE it!!!! So much better than the before and the during with the stain….I would say you got your dollar’s worth, sweetie!!

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  • May 23, 2011 at 5:39 pm
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    Looks great w/ the distressing, good job!! It hardly showed up in black……maybe that’s why it was $1 at the yard sale, she was just not creative like you and couldn’t see the possibilities!! Take care VBg

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  • May 23, 2011 at 6:13 pm
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    Very nice job!!  I like it lighter colored much better.

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  • May 24, 2011 at 1:41 am
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    You definately won’t be stubbing your toe on it now you can see it … or is that just clumsy me if I can’t see it I’ll trip on it!

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  • May 24, 2011 at 2:18 am
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    @6c7f584551c936547d1f707d304c4b20:disqus  That is so funny because that is exactly what I felt like….it was the invisible finial when it was black….and I KNEW I would stub my toe on it. I literally about broke my toe on Freebirds black table from yesterdays post when I left it in my hall to dry. I forgot and came downstairs in the middle of the night……..Maybe I should just paint everything orange ; ) Love, Me

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  • May 24, 2011 at 2:19 am
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    @4a912b2ce0b260b8915ce2ace69f246a:disqus  Thank you! I do too! It made me think of so many things I have gotten rid of that were the “tommy Bahama” darker style that I could have lightened up : ( Love, Me

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  • May 24, 2011 at 2:19 am
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    @4f7fb178b85c26a869b581b3a241d813  I am thinking the same thing. Hey….weren’t you going to show “your” beach pictures sometime? Love, Me

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  • May 24, 2011 at 6:38 am
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    I REALLY LIKE the finished product.  You did a great job!  Your $1 purchase turned out to be a real treasure…hope you enjoy the awesome objet d’art you have created on a daily basis.  Thanks for sharing your ideas and your talent.  You inspire me…

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  • May 26, 2011 at 1:46 pm
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    I Love it!!!  What a great find!  Did that walnut stain make it purple?  That’s weird.  I love walnut stain on my furniture:)  Your newest follower.  Hope you can visit me sometime soon.   

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  • May 26, 2011 at 4:35 pm
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     Tammy…..where do I visit you? Your name doesn’t show up with a link to your site! Would love to follow your adventures. The walnut stain made it purple ONLY because I was rushing it…..I think. When I did it on my Now you see it post…check that one out…..it turned out great. Let me know your link! Love, Me

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  • May 27, 2011 at 4:20 pm
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    Wonderful find and great redo!  LOVE IT!

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