A couple summers ago, I saw the finial below in the garden section at Walmart.
This is not the actual finial, but it is the closest thing I could find. Mine was actually a foam-type composite and was a darker brown.
I eyed it the entire spring and summer, until it went on clearance. I figured it would. I’m not sure how many people use foam finials in their yards where I live.
It wasn’t bad brown, but I hadn’t used it much and thought it would work better for Spring if it were white.
So I used this Crackle paint, and white latex paint and before the white paint was dry, I scraped it off in places and sanded the edges a bit.
It turned out just how I wanted. It looks like a weathered finial.
So if you have a few items that you want to spruce up for spring, just think about giving them a coat of white,
or maybe some crackle medium and a coat of white.
It might make them one of your favorite pieces!