That’s right paint curtain finials with fingernail polish! Dress up your curtain finials and get a new look with a beauty basic. This tutorial is an easy way to update or tie in the mismatched.
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 painter drop cloths for our morning room. I chose drop cloth 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 colors 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!
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