Quick, Cheap and Easy "Details"

Badass Knobs and Finials are on the agenda here today.

I am working on a lamp project (not done yet, coming soon) and I had to hit the hardware store this morning. While browsing lamp fittings I discovered a few parts that would work to make lamp finials out of.  I grabbed a few and came home to experiment.

(That is the part I used in front)

I gathered some pretty trinkets I had.. everything from Christmas ornaments to old jewelry pieces to rocks and started attaching with crazy glue and epoxy...

 My favorite is the piece of seaglass from a bottle bottom...

This is what you need to look for at the hardware store:
 Bring a current finial to match up the thread sizes. I found had two different sizes on my lamps.  You can also buy pieces that insert inside a larger fitting to make it smaller. 
 (Good old fashioned hardware stores rock because there is always someone there to help you figure out what you need.)


 And another quick mini detail that takes minutes and barely any $$$ is taking plain old knobs and making them all badass.


Plain Jane knob (it is on a screw attachment because it goes right into the wall)...
 Sprayed it gloss black (my poor yard is so abused by me)...
 and then I splashed it with some Krylon Gold Paint Pen (LOVE these!)....
 I just held the the pen tip down until it got very saturated, and flicked.

The end result.  These are going in my new pink office soon:

7 comments:

Tiffany Leigh Interior Design said...

Those finials are genius! What a great idea, one I'm definitely filing away in my DIY folder :).
The seaglass looks lovely.

Erica Bellio said...

love your idea. they are all so cute and unique. I really want to go change out all of my finials in my house now. :))

Erica

www.ericabelliocreations.blogspot.com

Astrid Sicard said...

thank you for the little DIY, I'm going to try it.
ps: my poor backyard is abused too!

Staci Chavez said...

Such a good idea, I'm going to have to remember this one!

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

I've been looking for a simple knob for a credenza and I think this might be it!!

designchic said...

These look amazing...so a great idea!!

therelishedroost said...

Fabulous as usual!! Your ideas never cease to amaze me!

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