I am here to tell ya’ll I have been looking for a cheap way to DIY a finial of some kind for all the lamps I pain for years. Those thing are not cheap.
And not always pretty either.
It all started with my latest lamp base acquisition. Just prior to VMD Asheville back in mid March my little friend Veronica ( who also owns Sweeten Creek Antiques) gave me several lamp bases because she knew that I could & enjoyed painting them.
Well. I kept one for myself 🙂
I loved the shape of the lamp base on sight!
But I did not love the finish. I was an unfinished pine base that had a very thin pickled stain on it. I started by spray painting the base in a flat back. After it dried thoroughly I painted it in two coats of white chalk paint and distressed all of the edges with a fine trade sanding sponge.
This really cool burlap shade was a steal at $9.99 from Ross, but it required a finial.
I have have a nice pile of these wooden knobs from multiple dresser redo’s. Here’s where the dingbat kicks in: it never occurred to me that the screw size might fit a lamp harp.
Well. It does:)
Just paint the knob to match your lamp base …….
and distress the fire out of it:)
Enjoy the possibilities:)