Have you ever had something on your to do list that you never quite got around to doing? I have a few of those items on my list, and yesterday I finally check one off!
When I was unpacking my current apartment, I was excited to come across the box with my favorite pair of lamps. So excited, that when I was screwing the finial on one of the lamps it fell out of my fingers and hit the floor.
The outer layer of the finial cracked and part broke off. Now, I was never the biggest fan of those finials, so I figured I’d do a quick update and fix them up somehow. Of course, they sat there for over a year before I finally got around to doing anything with them!
This was one of my quickest apartment updates yet! I took my hammer and finished the job, removing the rest of the outer shell. Then, I gave the uncracked finial a good whack with the hammer and removed the shell from that one, too. All that whacking was really therapeutic!
With just a few coats of my favorite gold craft paint, my DIY gold finials were as good as new!
Here’s a before and after:
I’m really happy with how this turned out, and I love how to gold coordinates with my DIY suede tassel.
Have you made any updates to your home lately?
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