Paint it White! Getting Ready for Spring Post #3

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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.

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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.

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It turned out just how I wanted. It looks like a weathered finial.

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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!



  1. I don’t know if it’s just the cracked paint or the sanding as well, but the rugged look is perfect!

  2. The power of paint! I love how it turned out!

  3. I really love that! I’m looking at everything in my house today, wondering what I can freshen up! 😉

  4. Just some paint can really make a difference. It looks great, Katie- xo Diana

  5. Hi Katie! This turned out so great! You would never guess that it was foam! I have learned to look at things like this and immediately contemplate how they would look with a little TLC. It’s great when you can get something on clearance because it’s kind of ugly and snazz it up and make a real treasure out of it! SUch fun – love it! Hugs, Leena

  6. I love it, Katie! I doesn’t look anything like foam. Your paint treatment really gave it some texture.

  7. It looks great!

  8. Gorgeous! I was eyeing up that finial last week in your other posts! So pretty Katie!

  9. This looks GREAT! I have lots of little touches that are needed at my house…now if I can get to them! 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration sweet friend! XO, Aimee

    • Hey Aimee! I hope you and your family are doing well! It’s probably getting to be that baseball time of year again for you guys! I hope blogging and the kid’s school is going well. Have a fantastic weekend!

  10. I love this! What a great eye … I have a hard time seeing beyond what is to what could be with things like this. But this totally inspires me to give a fresh look.

  11. This is great! Thanks so much for sharing!

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