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Fab Finials DIY Décor Tutorial

2 Materials
$50
30 Minutes
Easy

One of the most fun and versatile pieces you can have in your “DIY repertoire” are finials. Finials are the crowning details you see on bed posts, curtain rods, and floor clocks, but you can leave these as standalone “accents” to scatter across your home for an elegant touch. Because finials are easy to come by, especially when you buy the Fab Finials kit, we’re sharing tips on how to make the most out of them!

fab finials diy d cor tutorial

Paint Windsor Grey Gel Stain on your finial, applying it with the sponge brush along the grain of the wood.

fab finials diy d cor tutorial

Wipe off the excess Gel Stain with a lint-free rag and allow to dry.

fab finials diy d cor tutorial

Using your chip brush, apply Peace and Joy ChalkArt™ in a cross-hatching motion all over the finial. Make sure to offload excess ChalkArt™ before applying it to your piece. (Pro tip: You can use a slightly damp rag to “buff off” areas you don’t like.)


Once your ChalkArt™ is dry, use steel wool over the finial to blend it to a texture and appearance you like.

fab finials diy d cor tutorial

Dip the tip of your artist brush into the Gilding Size container, offloading any excess on the side of the container. Then, gently apply the Gilding Size to the top and edge of finial.

fab finials diy d cor tutorial

Once the Gilding Size has come to tack (slightly sticky but not wet), cut your Gold Leaf sheet in half and then apply it to the Size-covered areas. Burnish it on with your finger, rubbing the leaf to make sure it transfers to the Size.

As you can see by the video, this is a quick and easy project that you can play with until you find a finish you love. If you want more information or want to see the Fab Finials project in action, check out the  Maker Monday video on Facebook. There are projects just like this every week, so follow our  Facebook page and tune in each Monday at 10am Central! 

Suggested materials:

  • Fab Finials Maker Monday Kit  (A Makers' Studio)
  • Steel Wool
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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

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