Tuesday, April 12, 2011

"Distressed Finial" before and after (a Pottery Barn knock-off project)

Hi Nesters!

I'm sharing with you yet another Pottery Barn knock-off project. This time I took a $1.39 thrift store wood wall-mounted candle holder, turned it upside down added some paint, banged it up a bit and voila! Distressed finial.

Here are the steps:

1)  Washed and dried candle holder.

2)  Painted with Krylon Heirloom White spray paint and let dry completely. I did not use a primer first because I wanted the paint to come off easily when I distressed it.

3)  Used sandpaper and a chain (this part was fun) to remove some of the paint.

4)  Wiped all over with walnut ink but you can use a water based wood stain in a dark color to achieve the same effect.

5)  I unscrewed the bottom bell-shaped piece so the finial would have a flatter bottom and then placed it on my mantel.

 Pottery Barn's Distressed Finial


My finial "after"



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