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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Out Come The Brushes and Stain Again.


I had a couple of DT and GW finials that needed a little something, and so I finally found the time to give them a little makeover.  My favorite weapon of choice is always my Min-Wax Walnut Stain.


Love the texture of this finial, however it really is pretty bland and ugly. 



 A good  coat of stain and it is already looking better.


 I took a soft cloth and buffed a lot of it off and I really like the way it shows the texture of the piece.


This one has beautiful carving details, but the colors are just a little washed out.


 Just a few highlights here and there with the stain, and all of the character of the piece jumps out.


I paired these two with another DT finial and they look fabulous.  The texture of each one is so different from the others, so they make a great compliment to each other.

Don't you love it when just a little tweaking creates a whole new piece.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.

24 comments:

  1. Marty, you're so talented with your hands and mind to go about it execute such fabulous work! Me, I don't even get th idea to start with,...these finials look fantastic! I like the finish you chose for them, they look like metal; I will keep this tweaking in mind, they came out too fabulous!! Hugs, FABBY

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  2. They look great!
    I need to find some finials...great accent pieces!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Marty, those are very pretty! You did a great job!

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  4. Mary,
    You go girl! You are definitely on a roll with the finials! Keep up the good works. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Much improved Marty, those would both make fabulous fence post finals.

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  6. Hi Marty, its so funny but I bought those dollar store finials too. They are on my makeover list. I think we all have one brain in blog land LOL. I love what you've done with them, they look fantastic.

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  7. So pretty - now I need to go look for some finials! I saw little flags sticking out of the tops of some today, but don't think I'd want to drill a little hole in some when I do find them. Have a great weekend, jo

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  8. Love the 'new and improved' versions Marty, you're a talented woman!

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  9. Always a pleasure to visit you, Marty.Filials look so much better!! Just lovely.Have a blessed and lovely Sunday.XX.
    Bea

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  10. Marty, you have such a gift with that paint brush. Looks great!

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  11. I love these little pieces to tuck in here and there for vignettes, Marty! I love how you added a bit more interest to them with the stain. I had a couple of those DT finials and used Oil Rubbed Bronze on them.

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  12. You really breathed new life into those pieces, Marty. I have that exact stain, but forget to use it on projects like this.

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  13. What a beautiful transformation!

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  14. Remember years ago, we "antiqued"? I always did like the look and still do...the finials are lovely.
    Angela

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  15. Fabulous job! Great pieces and I do like the texture. I'm sure you have the perfect spot to use them.
    enjoy this beautiful day.
    Shug

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  16. I just love how you have the vision to make things work best for you. These pieces really do pop now that you have put your touch on them.

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  17. Looks great Marty! Their going to look great in one of your fabulous vignettes!

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  18. That stain really gives the pieces so much more "uumph". :) Love how it highlights just the right places. That's a great tip I'm going to try.
    Babs

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  19. Marty they look great!! To tell you the truth I've been really afraid to try anything like this...short of a little spray paint I'm a zero in the DIY, but I actually think I could manage to do a project like this one. Wish me luck! Vanna

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