Corbel Shelf

September 3rd, 2008 in member junk     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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Corbel Shelf
Corbel Shelf
Corbels Before
Corbel Shelf

Corbel Shelf

These were a couple of corbels I purchase in Oronoco (thanks Georgia for directing me to the dealer who had them!)

I'm not one to "build" a lot of things,  mainly repurpose them or build them on a smaller scale, so this was a bit of a step for me.  But when I saw these, I knew they would make a perfect shelf.  I would have liked to have left them chippy (I love chippy), but part of them was completely unpainted.  I actually think this turned out quite well, if I do say so myself!


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, cottage, furniture, country, family room, outdoor spaces, white, kitchen, living room, porch, bedroom, entry, dining room, bathroom, shelf, study, office, sunroom, great room, mudroom, game room, coat rack

Comments (15)

PiperAta writes: Wonderful! Posted: 9:07 pm on June 27th
vangogh_sister writes: would have never guessed the piece was pieced. great idea! Posted: 7:39 am on November 5th
texasjunkgypsy writes: love it love it love much inspiration.thanks Posted: 5:22 pm on July 23rd
jillruth writes: Looks like you did a great job. I really like this. Posted: 9:51 am on April 17th
ShaeLeigh writes: Wonderful way to use these...I love the profile, and the beadboard is a perfect backing. Posted: 7:17 pm on January 8th
rosesandrust writes: You did a wonderful job ,that is so unique!!!Thank you for sharing it !! Rose Posted: 2:40 pm on November 12th
ShabbyJen writes: Gives me much inspiration! That is gorgeous! Where do you have it hanging in your home and what do you have displayed on it? Very beautiful!!! Posted: 5:16 pm on September 30th
luvrofjunk writes: Lani,

You did a fabulous job on the shelf!! Very creative and versatile. It could be used for a lot of different things.

Way to go,
jane Posted: 6:38 pm on September 20th
WhisperWood Cottage writes: This is great, Lani! Thanks for inspiring another "non-builder" to move another step closer to actual building.

ALVN Posted: 4:37 pm on September 5th
georgiamoon writes: You can count on it girlfriend. As long as we get to have Margarita's afterwards!! You guys were a lot of fun and when I get back there again I am looking you up and we are goin' out! I love that idea. Take care my friend and we will talk soon, geo Posted: 3:50 pm on September 5th
CottageElements writes: Geo, I'd love to go dumpster diving with ya! Maybe if you come back to MN. I'd bet we'd have a gas!

As to more projects, my mind is spinning now. I've got a couple metal table frames that are needing new tops that I've been too afraid to tackle . . . hmmmm . . . I think I may go for it! I'll let you know.

Lani Posted: 9:33 pm on September 4th
georgiamoon writes: Well, well, well, I'd say so too! You did an amazing job and I love it! Now there will be no stopping you...once you get one larger project under your belt it changes the way you look at things. Next thing you know you'll be dragging an old couch frame through a dirt parking lot by yourself because you can't leave anything behind!!! Well that's what happened to me when I changed the scope of what projects I knew I could pull off. Can't wait to see what you come up with next. Love ya, geo Posted: 4:36 pm on September 4th
shabbychick writes: Lani,

Love your shelf - the beadboard was a great choice too - very nice style! I think you're definitely a builder now! (There could be some serious power tools in your future!!!)

LuAnn, good luck at the antique market!

Kathy Posted: 8:43 am on September 4th
suewhitney writes: Hi Lani,

This is impressive. I love everything about it. I guess you can't say "you're not on to build" anymore! Way to go.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 8:15 am on September 4th
LuAnn writes: Lani: This is truly charming. I'm going to the Utica Antique Market this weekend and hopefully I can find some of these. Good Job.

LuAnn Posted: 4:50 am on September 4th
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