Wednesday, April 21, 2010

PB Finial

I've seen these cement finial things all over blog land. Pottery Barn even has one. After reading THIS post, I decided I needed to find a way to make one... as cheap as possible. Since I didn't have a cement finial, I had to improvise. So on a couple of my many thrift store escapades, I found a wood finial, and a bowl. After that, it all came together.
The guts of this project- my bowl and finial.

Drill a hole through the bowl(the screw will go in better and faster) then screw a screw into the finial. It should look like this.
Now, take some spackle and spackle the heck out of the finial. Let the spackle dry. Now, paint the whole thing brown. Don't leave any white showing. Let the paint dry. Next, paint over the brown with white. Be sure to leave some brown showing.

Lastly, enjoy your creation.

Total price: $1.50!

5 comments:

Canayo said...

I like the one you did better. :D Very creative!

Michelle said...

This is absolutely amazing! I want to find those wood things to make some!

beckaboots said...

Awesome! That looks really cool.
-Bekah

The Thriftress said...

Very clever! I wouldn't have thought to use plaster!
Sarah

Elizabeth Davis Evans said...

Can you smooth out the spackle a little with sand paper?