15+ Ways to Use Finials You’ve Never Thought Of

15+ Ways to Use Finials You’ve Never Thought Of

Dabney Frake
May 1, 2016

First there were tension rods. Then came the drawer pulls. More recently it was shelf brackets. But did you know that you can use finials in all sorts of ways, beyond curtain rods?

Above, Sarah Klassen shared this excerpt from The New French Décor, by Gilles Trillard, which shows glass canisters modified with finials as tops.

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Chris Plantan caps off her book stacks with sculptural antique finials, which decorate her gorgeous partners desk. As seen on Design Sponge.

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Justina Blakeney created a pair of cute mid-century style bookends from a pair of white finials using just a black Sharpie pen.

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This daybed with decorative caps was built using plans from Ana White. You could also customize an existing bed to get the same look. (Just figure out how to match the paint!)

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Ana also shows you how to make wooden planters for outside which look absolutely professional.

We've written before about swapping out the usual door stops and replacing them with something a little more special.

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HGTV shows how to update an old wooden coatrack by putting a finial on top and changing out the hardware.

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If you find some antique finials at the flea market, consider using one as a towel hook in the bathroom. Anita of Cedar Hill Farmhouse shows her bathroom above.

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As part of this china cabinet's makeover, Amanda of Love and Renovations added wooden finials as feet to make it more custom.

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Stick a finial on top of a stake or metal rod and use it as a hose guide in the garden. A Cultivated Nest used a doorknob here, but finials work just fine too.

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I just learned that fences have finials too! And you can turn one upside down and use it as a hanging planter. Via Creating Cottage.

Instead of those ugly plastic bed risers, Reclaiming the Empty Nest uses finials instead for a more finished look.

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How about a hose holder like this one from Shanty 2 Chic?

The Art of Gardening Buffalo spotted these outdoor planter trellises capped with finials in Rick Bayless' garden.

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This stairway from Terracotta Design Build got an upgrade with this glass finial acting as a newel post.

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Design Indulgence snapped a pic of these silver curtain finials being used as curtain doorknobs in a house for sell.

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