Hello everyone, I’m behind but will be posting the house for fall starting very soon.  Better late then never, LOL.

Today, I am sharing a project of changing some finials I purchased a long time ago from Home Goods.  I love the lines and the curves but they weren’t working color wise for the new  house.  Plus, the tips got broken in the move so fixing needed to take place.

This was very fun to do, my favorite kind of playing, playing with colors.  Just added layers and layers. 

These are in our great room and you will notice this is prior to decorating for fall.


Pretty finial right, look at all the curves.  Next picture you can notice the tip is chipped.


These are some of the color of paints, Graphite and I layered using some watered down Old Ochre and some chocolate paint from Masion Blanche I had on hand in a sample.  Actually, all these paints on hand in my cabinet.

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The only things that took time was letting the paint dry in between and using the watered down colors took a bit to let them drip and get in the spots I wanted.  Watered down chalk paint as many of you know you have to be patient with to give it time to dry.

The sanding sponge you see came into play once this piece dried.

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Look at all the detailing that really pops now by adding layers and layers of these paints.  I wanted it to be really aged and I think I achieved this.  The brown added a touch of a rust look and the Old Ochre brought out the aging very nicely with the Graphite.  Sanding really helped with the aging too.

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Gorgeous details!

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This is the next one I worked on.  It has details but no where near the first.  I chose to use a mixture of ASCP in Country Grey and I mixed watered down chocolate again to give it the rust touches.  I also added watered down Graphite.

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Like my fancy paper bowl use?

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Starting to come together.  Notice the my mess of rags and gloves.  The one Tupperware container piece in the back was my moms that I used to use when crafting as a teenager.  I love that I still use to this day.


Notice the chocolate paint adding the rust factor.

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These close ups really show you the rust affect, don’t you think?

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I also used some black craft paint for this one.  I didn’t add to much black, I wanted the feel of rust to pop so they had a different look.

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My baseball Lladro in my lantern.


My baseball Lladro and my grandmothers Limoges platter.


A close up o the grouping.  I added a terracotta finial I purchased from Ballard many years ago.


I swoon over the details when I see them up close!


I hope everyone enjoyed seeing these pretty touches.  I love the looks I added.  Fall touches through the house next.  Have a super rest of the week!

I am linking to:

A Stroll Thru Life

Savvy Southern Style

Diy By Design


From My Front Porch To Yours

Katherine’s Corner

Ivy and Elephants

A Delightsome Life

The Dedicated House

Stacey Embracing Change

Rooted in Thyme

The Charm of Home

Craftberry Bush