Simple Update: Paint Curtain Finials With Fingernail Polish!

2 Materials
$10
45 Minutes
Easy

Hello! This is one of those “A-ha” moments. I was standing staring at the curtain finials in a department store. Nothing made me happy. Nothing. Especially the price, I had just completed 10 pinch pleat curtain panels that I had made from painters drop cloths for our morning room. I chose drop cloths because I wanted to stay on budget and I wanted pinch pleat curtains. Feeling let down by the selection in front of me, I turned around to see an end cap with several finials on clearance. My brain started moving through the “what ifs” and the “A-ha” moment happened – I could paint curtain finials with fingernail polish!
I grabbed the clearance finials and made my way to the checkout. As I stood in line, I thought, “why not try fingernail polish?” There are no rules to say it won’t work… at least, I hadn’t heard of any.
Of course, that last statement usually leads me to greatness or garbage, ha!

BUT WHY NOT TRY? RIGHT?
THE IDEA, WORKED AND I LOVE HOW THEY TURNED OUT!

It only took an hour to complete and they are unique without being in your face, you know what I mean? Understated brilliance! I had the fingernail polishes already and I have always loved them – they remind me of peacock feathers.
I treated the FINIALS JUST LIKE I WOULD TREAT MY NAILS.
Apply several thin coats and build up. I alternated the two polishes to get a mix of color that changes as the light hits the finials.
Once the finials were completely dry, I added them to my curtain rods
TA DA!!! Easy Peasy update! You can use any color that fits your fancy – and polish for the most part is super inexpensive and pretty forgiving on the finials. I painted  6 finials and still have plenty of polish left to adorn my nails.
Don’t you love simple cheap updates? You know I do!

For more DIY's, ideas and inspiration check out my blog, The Aspiring Home.

Till Later,

Joy
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