How do you make decorative finials? Well, stay tuned friends, I'll show you exactly what to do!
Do you remember the bench I put together from bits and pieces of 3 beds 2 cribs and a chair?
Bed Posts for Decorative Finials
For that project, I cut the pointy piece off and used the larger piece for the front leg.
Cutting Bed Parts on a Miter Saw
Then, I had to cut the bottom of this bed off in order to raise up the foot board on that bench project.
Do you See Decorative Finials?
So, I took the end piece (pointy one).
Plus the leg piece I cut off to make these decorative finials!!!
The decorative finials on the left and the right are the end result of those other pieces.
The smaller pieces are from some porch spindles I cut off. Using bits and pieces to make pretty home decor items is so much fun.
You’ll have to use your imagination on how pretty these would look on a mantel or in a pretty vignette with some other décor.
That’s not what this blog is. But you already knew that, right? No pretty pictures and fancy décor shots from me. I’ve been busy with other things and haven’t had time to stage these decorative finials.
How to Get an Aged Paint Look
To get the color, I painted them black and then did a wash with the turquoise I used on the bench.
I love how my workbench is going to become a collage of my latest projects with all the paint splatters!
Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
No need for fancy pictures, we get the idea. Love the way you keep it real! Another great example of repurposing all the bits and pieces!
I'm Busy Procrastinating
I love that you can impress us with your talent without staging a "pretty" photo! Your repurposing mind never ceases to amaze me!
Good Time Charlie
This is really, really neat. I just love how you put things together out of odds and ends and then it looks perfect!
My garage floor is turning into my collage. Sad.
I love these! I can see some of them used as candlesticks.
I just took apart some old curbside chairs and they are still sitting there awaiting their transformation. Thank you so much for the inspiration. I love the color you chose!
~Tami @ Curb Alert!
Sandi @ The Primitive Skate
What a wonderful idea, Gail. I Love these!
Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
i LOVE these and i am looking saying "duh- now why did i NOT think of that!" great idea, gail!
Paige @ Little Nostalgia
Gail, this cracked me up. I love how real you are about not staging things. Whenever I have to (and believe me, I avoid it) I just drag the junk to the other side of the room so the picture looks nice. Ha ha. 🙂
Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama
these are so pretty,, i love the color of them.
Nicole @My Thrafty Life
They look so great! I love that color.
Love it, I can see the flat-topped ones with candles on them. Bet you could hang a small mirror between the two big ones & have a really interesting piece!
Oh Gail, those are awesome! I am so looking forward to Spring and these bring me right there!
Angie @ The Junk Ranch
I like these a lot! I can see little pillar candles sitting on the flat top pieces. They look expensive and classy!
I would be in hog heaven if I had time for projects like these.
Susan @ homeroad.net
Great idea Gail! And I like your blog staging or no staging, just great projects and information. I do not spend nearly enough time staging, there is always some weird thing in my backgrounds....LOL
I love your blog simply because it lives up to its title! Love how you re purposed those old bed legs! They will look very pretty in a vignette.