Mrs. Fixit: Deceptive Decor

February 6, 2009 7:48:59 AM PST
If you think high end accents like tassels and finials aren't in your budget, think again. I can show you how to get the look at a fraction of the cost.

Those great finials that top everything from lamps to clocks can be made from wooden elements that you can find in a craft store. An egg cup glued to a round knob and then painted gives you the look for pennies.

Those little knobs also make great feet for home accents. Add them to boxes, lamps or frames for an instant upgrade.

Want a bigger impact? Choose bigger accents, large feet and finials can be fashioned from wooden porch post tops!

Love the look of tassels? Try making them yourself for a fraction of the cost. Buy fringe by the yard at a fabric store, make a loop from the cording and then wrap the trim around the hang cord until you're happy with the thickness. Catch the end of the trim with a couple of stiches and your done.

For a more whimsical tassel, paint a wooden finial from the craft store and choose a multicolored double thick trim. Wrap it around a wooden finial and secure it with hot glue. A little hole drilled in the top of the finial is a perfect spot for a ribbon hanger.

High end accents at a low end price. This one cost me under $2.00. I'm Mrs Fixit and it's just that simple.