This is one of those pieces that I picked up where there isn’t anything particularly wrong with this pillar, but I thought it could look a little bit better. Please excuse the painted fingers. Now you know I do my own painting? and I again started painting and then remembered to take photos. I can’t help it I get excited to start a new project. I love all the little details at the bottom so I bought it with the intention of pulling the hooks out and filling them with putty.
At first, I envisioned a more farmhouse look. I would dry brush the whole thing in white for that pickled finish look.
When I got it home the little hooks on the side where telling me something completely different. They didn’t want to be pulled off (please let us stay, please let us stay).
I still gave the finish a white pickled look, which was part of my original farmhouse vision, by dry brushing in Junk Gypsy Buttermilk Biscuit paint. Then I hung crystals from it for a more glam look.
It must have worked because it sold the first day of the sale. It just goes to show sometimes initial ideas need time to mature. I’m glad I didn’t pull the hooks off and go for straight farmhouse. I like the farmhouse glam.