I found this finial at a thrift shop awhile back. It was painted gold I believe and it had this wood texture to it though it's not wood. It reminded me of one I saw in a Pottery Barn catalog. Only a bit smaller. So I went after it with some paints and glaze to give it the worn look like the one in the catalog. I didn't distress it quite as much but I like how it turned out.
Pottery Barn Finials
So, when I wanted another finial I decided to see what I could put together. I came up with this version via the Home Depot. It's just 3 pieces. The top part was found over by the legs. The middle part is a fence finial and then I mounted it on a rosette from the trim department to make it taller and give it a base.
The rosette already had a nice edge on it and it was just glued on. The little top piece actually had a screw in it already so I had my hubby just drill a hole for me and it got screwed in. Or you can take the screw out and glue it on too. Paint, sand, glaze, repeat to your liking. They go nicely with my other white weathered pieces I already had.
The Beast, Henry, after his day at the salon. All squeaky clean. Unlike my floors, which are just going to be dirty until this bathroom is done. Dust and sand everywhere.
Oh yes, my new lamp shade came in today! I have to get some wider trim and then I will show it off. It has an uncanny resemblance to a floor lamp from a certain catalog.