Sunday, March 6, 2011

My "not sure what to call it" wooden block display + finial


Hey everyone...hope you've had a fabulous weekend! I decided this was a good weekend to get SICK, so I've been spending my time in bed with lots of ginger ale. Sigh. Feeling better, though! Finally!

Before the sick bug got me, I decided to try my hand on a project I've seen from the Shanty 2 Chic gals and from Allison at A Glimpse Inside.

A friend had a birthday coming up and of course, in my usual way, I waited until the last, last, last minute to try and find the perfect gift for her. I thought this would be a fun way to say, "happy birthday dear friend!" I hope she felt that way as well. :)

The finials I purchased at Lowe's. Believe me, I've tried to find them other places, but it seems no one else believes in helping us crafters out. My Lowe's is about 30 minutes away and so I braved it and took the long trek out there one day while a friend agreed to watch the kids.


The wood block I found under my husband's tool box in the garage. Heh....had some serious cleaning to do with that thing, but I was glad I found it!


I drilled a hole in the top of the block and screwed the finial in. Fit like a charm! I used my antique white craft paint and gave it a couple of coats. Then, I sanded my edges down and used my "stayz-on" ink to distress the sides and finial.


Finally, I used my spray on adhesive to attach the burlap and free-handed the "C" on with some burnt umber craft paint. I couldn't find the fancy corner doo-dads the  Shanty girls used, so I cheated and just painted some dots on the corners.

This project was fast, easy, cheap and FUN to make! I'm definitely going to have to make one for my house as well!
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39 comments:

  1. Simple and yet really striking! Great idea.

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  2. This is really neat, it's nice and creative!

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  3. Love it! Found you over at Between Naps on the Porch.

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  4. I had a problem with my linky party code. I thought it was set up as a thumbnail party but it wasn't. It's all fixed now but can you add your link again? I''m so sorry for the inconvenience. :( xoxo

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  5. I love that you are not afraid to use power tools!

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  6. That is super cute! It would make a great bookend! Love the burlap touch :)
    I followed your link from Metamorphasis Monday, stop by and visit me at cookscleansplayswithpaper.blogspot.com !

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  7. Very cute! Our Hobby Lobby has these finials, or something very close.

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  8. This is such a lovely gift idea, I'm sure your friend will appreciate it!

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  9. Love this ! Can't believe you freehanded that "C". Looks like a stencil.

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  10. Too cute! The finish is perfect.


    Kelly

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  11. What a great gift, wish I could freehand that well! Thanks for stopping by DIY Addict!

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  12. Very cute! I just started following you and hope to do the pillowcase sewing thing. :)

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  13. Okay...I'm sending all my things that need gorgeous writing right on over to you from now on!!! That C is beautiful!

    Sarahx

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  14. This is great!! I really love the look of it.
    I'm a new follower.
    http://itsybitsypaper.blogspot.com

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  15. Very cute! I have a thing for finials lately.

    I found you through the follow along, and have started following you. I would love it if you would follow me too! =o)

    http://ascrapoftime.blogspot.com

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  16. Wow, you free handed that C. I am impressed. This is a great gift. I would be thrilled to get it from a friend.
    Ladeedacreations.com
    Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Very pretty! Found you through Tip Junkie.

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  18. Very cute idea! Love it! Thanks for sharing this cute deco idea - I think I will have to give this a shot!
    Erin
    So Lovely Tea Room & Events
    www.solovelytearoom.blogspot.com

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  19. I love this....It looks so good!!! You did a great job and your handwriting is beautiful!!
    Mariaelena

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  20. I'm visiting from Today's Creative Blog! This is very creative! Love it! Thanks for sharing! Hope you visit me at Cool Home Creations!
    http://coolhomecreations.blogspot.com

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  21. this is super cute! Love it with the letter on it!
    Thanks for linking!
    XO
    Kristin

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  22. Very cute and very impressed with the free hand!!! Nice!!

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  23. Love it! I love what you can do with random scraps of wood- this turned out just beautiful :)

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  24. What a cute idea... love the detail the finial gives it!

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  25. i love this, it turned out great. thanks for sharing at my party!

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  26. I love this. I am going to have to try it.

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  27. A new follower from Thrifty Thursday. See you.

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  28. I love this idea! I need to make a "C" for my family, too! I found your blog at Between Naps on the Front Porch. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back: http://stillwaterstory.blogspot.com/
    Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! :-)

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  29. New follower, because I love how you think. This is adorable!

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  30. This is adorable thank you for sharing I want to make one for my home. I found your project and blog through its fun to craft link party and I am so glad that I did

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  31. This is really cute! And so much dedication to drive all the way to Lowe's just for that little piece! : )

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  32. Love this. Thank you so much for linking with air your laundry Friday. :)

    xoxo,
    Jami

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  33. I absolutely LOVE this idea!!

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  34. I was goog'lin something similar to your "not sure what to call it wooden block display" and found you. I saw something at a Junk Market display yesterday and wanted to try my hand at it, and now I'm your newest follower.

    ~Bliss~

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