Monday, October 18, 2010

Can't Keep A Crafty Girl Down

Here it is my friends...I am coming back. This is not a big project but it feels huge to me. I have been sitting for over 2 months letting my feet heal from surgery. I have been itching to do some kind of crafting or refabbing I needed something I could sit and do with my feet propped up because they are still swelling. I was at the local salvage merchandise store the other day on my way back from my post op. visit and found these wooden fence newels and caps for cheap.
Yep...that is $1.95 for the newls and .95 for the caps.
Time to screw the newels to the caps and smear some joint compound all over. I couldn't find my latex gloves so I was using a trash bag over my hand and it gave it a good texture.

The screw in the round one would not go all the way without coming out the bottom so after it dried I screwed it up into the newel.
I primed, then painted them with satin white Krylon spray paint.

Next up is  a few coats of Minwax till I got it the way I wanted it.

They remind me of something I saw in a Ballard's catalog. The only thing I wish I had done different is use flat paint. The only time it looks shiny is in bright light. Isn't it funny how just the simplest thing can make you so happy.

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Green Willow Pond said...

Soooo good to have you back and crafting girl! I know you must have been going stir crazy.

Those posts are great! Love the way the joint compound made them look almost like stone. You did a great job!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

Yippeee. You did a project and a good one it is. Welcome back to crafty world.

Amanda said...

Fabulous! (and I had to laugh when you said you hit a salvage store returning from a post op!)

Nikki@KreativeKnack said...

Ooooh these are cute! Great job!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

So glad you are getting your mojo back! Your project turned out great. I love finials!

Chrissie said...

Great project! So glad you are recovering from your surgery~

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

What a fun project! It must be great to be feeling better!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You asked a question about my spray gun and I left you a response there! Hope it helps! :)

Room to Inspire said...

These look awesome! What a fabulous project...hum, my mind is racing!