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DIY Door Stop Project

DIY Door Stop Project

I am excited to share a fun DIY (do it yourself) door Stop project with you guys today.

Many years ago, a sweet friend of mine shared this idea with me and since then, I have replaced most of the door stops in my home.

This project is so fast and easy, it’s really rewarding!

DIY Door Stop Project before I painted them

To get started, select a drapery finial that you like.  Finials are available where they sell drapery rods and fabrics or at Bed Bath and Beyond!

Maybe the finial is ready to go with the colors you want.  The selection was limited when I was doing this project so I just bought black finials and prepared to paint them.

Painting the DIY Door Stop Project

Many years ago, when my friend was making these, she painted them to match the colors of her rooms, they were so cute and interesting, think MacKenzie Child’s.

For my interior, gold is what I wanted.

The finals are easy to paint for DIY Door Stop Project

I started by painting the entire surface of each finial with Craft Smart, premium guiding paint in Classic Gold.

Rubbing on more gold colors for the DIY Door Stop Project

The surface was too flat so to add a bit of dimension, I rubbed on Rub ‘n Buff in both Gold Leaf and Antique Gold.  This gave the surface a bit more interest.

adding the crystal to the DIY Door Stop Project

Next, I wanted to add a little sparkle to the door stops so I glued a clear Swarovski crystal to the end of each finial.

Remove the door stop for the  DIY Door Stop Project

Next, I simply removed the door stop,

Use a screw driver to remove the door stop

and the washer that was holding it in place and screwed the finial right into the wall.

And your DIY Door Stop Project is finished

This DYI was that easy!

Don’t you love a DIY project?  I know I do and especially one that is as easy as this!

I’d love for you to share your simple DIY projects with me here, so everyone can join the conversation.

I also hope you will join me for an upcoming virtual cooking class, we’re having a blast cooking together! And remember, since it is virtual, you don’t have to be available on the day and time to take the class!!  

The Thanksgiving Table- Friday, November 13th 11:30-1:30


Pretty Pies Cooking Class- Thursday, November 19th from 6:30-8:30


16th annual Gifts from the Kitchen- Thursday, December 3rd from 6:30-8:30


Appetizers- Thursday, December 10th 6:30-8:30

 Register TODAY and I’ll see you soon!

XO Lorie




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Meet Lorie Fangio

Lorie Fangio is a teaching chef and the founder of A Taste of Paris culinary excursions. She shares her extensive knowledge of French food & culture through cooking classes, regular TV appearances, local publications, and speaking engagements. She is an award-winning food & lifestyle blogger with a zest for gathering people around a table.

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