Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Finial Act

As you know by now, I look at the world through spray painted glasses. Almost everything I see, I wonder if it might look better painted a different color. I am constantly amazed at how color can really change the character of an item. One example is this finial, a recent thrift store purchase:You may like it as is, but I like it so much better with a coat of cream paint topped with a bit of stain.I realize that I've only showed quick little spray paint projects all week. That's what gives me a daily thrill! I'm out every day spray painting a little something. Every week my son has to move my "spray paint station" (a stool topped with scrap wood) before he mows the lawn. It's not the prettiest lawn ornament but it works for me!

31 comments:

Darlene said...

LOVE the finial's make-over!!!

Mrs. C said...

Nice. Not only did I get to see your redo, but I also learned what those things are called. Finial...I'm commiting it to memory right now.

Nancy said...

I like the finial better, too. What sort of stain did you use? Did you wipe it right off after applying it?
Nancy

bec4 said...

I am always amazed at your spray painting prowess. Everything looks better with your touch added to it!

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment! I have just now found you and am following. I see we have very similar taste in many things and I love your DIY projects! The finial turned out great!! Stop by anytime. :)

Hugs to you,
~Victoria~

Julia said...

What a great bunch of projects! Love it.

Poulsen Family said...

Thanks for coming by and commenting! I've secretly been lurking your blog for a while, maybe I've left a comment once or twice, I don't remember, but I LOVE everything you do. Such a creative eye!

Jo said...

Love the finial ~ if only I could find such fun items.

Jo

Embellished Bayou said...

Love how you added the stain, it gives it an extra punch! And your spray paint station made me laugh, I am constantly dragging something out onto the lawn to spraypaint, makes me think I need a more permanent spray paint station!

Great to find you, I'm now a follower!

NicNacManiac said...

Love that you have a spray painting semi-permanent spot. The finial looks fabulous now...good eye!!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Oh! Now I'm jealous! You have a "spray painting station". I have various colors of grass (yellow, purple and white this week) in the wilder area of my side garden. I've gotta get me one of your high-tech stations!

C said...

So true! I love me some spray paint! :)

Melissa said...

Joy! I love this! I too am "seeing" the vision on spray painting.....it's fun to transform something right before your eyes. So glad I found your site!

Mom2anAngel~and~a miracle said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE Your home on the othe blog. Where did you find all those old suitcases stacked like that? Amazing! I too think a coat of color changes the yuckiest thrift store piece. I'm a follower!

queenbee said...

Thanks for taking the time to stop by lil ole blog today. Your comment means so much. Take Care!!

Joy said...

NANCY-
Yes, I wipe off the stain right after I apply, leaving it in the crevices and any other spot that will give it character.

Kristi said...

I am always in awe of your projects. Your blog is a daily must read for me. I am so delighted that you dropped by my little corner of the world today. Blessings to you!

Connie said...

Beautifully done!

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

I just love the little projects too..instant gratification. :0

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

It's always amazing to me how a little bit of paint can really transform something that's "okay" into something really fab :0)

Kitty Scraps said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! I'm so glad to find you, I spied your blog on spray painted plastic keys - how clever! I've been wanting some old keys but your idea is a whole lot quicker and easier to do than waiting to find old ones *smiles* Love the finial make over, looks beautiful!

Jennifer said...

The finial looks a million times better! Great lawn ornament if you ask me! ;)

Wendy said...

Definitely better cream!

I usually end up using the top of our garbage cans, or here lately, a piece of wood out by the burn pile.

Gwen said...

The stain was an inspired touch!

I get such a kick out of spray paint too. My only problem is that I am down to one color and need to replenish my stash. My hubby wanted to know why everything is turning silver this week. LOL.

Shelley said...

Holy Moly guacamole as my kids would say. What a beautiful blog!! Thanks for stopping by mine; I am so bookmarking you and then let the copying begin :)

Julie said...

Love all your inspiration!!! i'm trying to look through spray paint glasses and I found some treasures at the D.I recently and can't wait to paint them!!!

Annette said...

The finial looks great! I love your spray paint projects. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my dining room walls. I have added more pics and a tutorial.

Deidra said...

I love this! I think I may need my own spray paint station!

Jenny said...

Very nice! Love you spray paint table.

Melvin said...

Great stuff....
i like the finial...

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Badillo Family said...

I love your blog and have stalked you forever. I am so sorry to hear about the theft. You truly are an inspiring woman and I admire your thriftyness and your creativeness. I love, love, love the finial! My girlfriend took me garage saleing for my first time last weekend and I loved it! I can't wait to start again. Most of that is because of your blog! I look forward to your posts! Thanks for all your inspiration.

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