Architectural elements are popular in home décor this year. My fancy is for finials: aged finials, chippy, flaky distressed wood finals, plaster, stone, or iron finials, any finial will do! My Pinterest Accessories board was quickly filling with finials so I was on a mission to own one, asap!
Pottery Barn is showing this cement finial this season. And Houzz has it’s fair share of fabulous finials strewn across its pretty pages.
In my search to find finials (I could afford), I found this finial on Overstock.com which is almost identical to Pottery Barn’s! I adore Overstock! I have bought so many fabulous items there, from furniture, to accessories, to clothes! Ok, I’ve bought SO many things that I was able to use my Reward Points and…
this finial only cost me $4.00!!! (excuse me while I do my happy-dance).
The finial was a bit to boring for me though. It needed more depth. I wanted an aged look. So out comes the paint! This Glaze paint by Plaid is wonderful. I’ve used it for years since the days when I used to paint murals. It is a very durable color.
To give the cement finial an aged look, all you need is dark brown and black glaze paint. Start with a generous amount of dark brown glaze paint and work it into the cement.
Next, take a napkin and blot off all the excess paint. What is left is a tint on the cement and dark deposits in the grooves and crevices.
This is how it looks after being glazed with dark brown paint.
See how the paint sits in the crevasses? That’s what you want to see.
I wanted more depth to the color. So this is where the black glaze comes in. Paint on the black glaze only in the grooves then blot off the excess with a napkin. Feel free to add more paint in random areas. This will add to the aged look.
Here is the result! An antiqued finial.
For $4 and a bit of paint, I have a beautiful accessory for my music room! I couldn’t be more pleased.
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