1.17.2012

Corbel Love

From the day I laid eye on this house, these iron brackets have bothered me.  I can't really put my finger on why, they just did.
So, I've been on somewhat of a two year mission to procure a suitable replacement.  After scouring Scott's and the world wide web, I finally stumbled upon a perfect pair at west side must shop G. Scott Interiors (the shoppe is relocating now but was previously known as Patina and Love Street Interiors.)  They are meant to support a shelf, that was also included in my purchase, but I knew I wanted to use them under my bar.  (Never fear, I have plans for that shelf in the baby's one day big boy room.)  

As my projects typically go, things are never quite as easy as they seem (cue Honey's eye roll...NOW!)  As it turns out, the brackets were about 1.5 inches too deep so Honey spent quite a bit of time sawing off the back ends to the appropriate size (and for some reason my whole house smelled of burning wood during the process.)  He glued them to the wall (I am not promoting or condoning this method...I leave those decisions up to him) and let them set over night.
I couldn't be happier with the outcome.  Their substantial size is much more appropriate for the space and the weathered patina makes them look like fabulous architectural salvages.
With the new corbels and painted mirror, I now just have some plates to hang on the wall and then I'll be ready to invite you on a tour of the room!
xoxo

So flattered for the features at Get Your Brag On and Miss Mustard Seed!

28 comments:

  1. The corbels look wonderful, as they're much more substantial; and they coordinate beautifully with the granite! Gorgeous! I invite you to stop by my blog and get in on my dress giveaway. Valentine's Day is coming up; and it's perfect timing! Have a great day!

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  2. They look great! So much more substantial than the previous ones. I am looking forward to seeing the rest of the room and I like your black rotary phone you have over by the door. Does it actually work? We were looking for one for my mother in law at Christmas time. Enjoy your week!
    -Shelley

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  3. So pretty! I love anything that is weathered. Hope your having a wonderful day! xoxo

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  4. Oh how pretty! I just love all of your DIY posts. It looks wonderful.

    I got your comment and that dress is by Sue Wong I believe. I actually wore a Tibi dress, but could not find a picture of it!

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  5. Those look so perfect there! Having pieces that are more substantial made such a difference and they add just the right amount of "umph". :-) Our house smelled like burning wood yesterday as my hubby sanded down some trim work we were installing so I totally know what you are talking about! Had to light lots of candles. LOL!
    Vanessa

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  6. What a gorgeous corbels. It really fits with your granite bar...

    Happy TTT...

    Greetings from STockholm,
    /chie

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  7. wow that changes up the whole space! such a great idea, love it!

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  8. Love, love, love your corbels. I can hardly resist anything architectural with fabulous patina.
    I'm your newest follower, Mary Alice

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  9. Beautiful corbels and they are perfect for your space.
    xo, Sherry

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  10. I'm in LOVE-- I agree that the corbels look much better than the metal brackets did. My husband and I (I had the idea, he did the work) just completed a table using corbels for legs. The corbels are much larger than yours, but he had quite a time cutting them as well. I haven't posted it yet, but will soon. Thanks so much for sharing this great project!!

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  11. I have a collection of these corbels and love decorating around them. I adore your use of them here.

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  12. These are FABULOUS! I was liking the iron ones in the first photo and then I saw these and said Oh yeah! Can't wati to see it all together!

    First time visitor....I am a new follower :)

    Lou Cinda (a Southern gal from Alabama----Roll Tide)

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  13. I love the tattered and worn look....what a great patina! Much more substantial and great new look!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  14. Amazing transformation!! I love the new corbels, great job! Just discovered you today from Wow Us Wednesday and I am your newest follower! Looking forward to future posts!
    Angie

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  15. LOVE THEM! They couldn't be more perfect!! Came over from Southern Lovely and following you now!

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  16. Love them! So glad you linked up with us!

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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  17. Love the cobels!! What a great find. I am visiting from At the Picket Fence and am now following, can't wait to see what other projects you do.

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  18. Oh yay! Those corbels are brilliant:)If you get a chance come over and link up at my party- It is going on all weekend till Monday night!


    http://kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com/2012/01/get-schooled-saturday-6.html

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  19. Love it to pieces!! Thanks so much for linking up to Overflowing with Creativity!! Have you entered my giveaway yet?

    XO, Aimee

    Customizable Frames, Signs, Wall Decor

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  20. A huge improvement, I would LOVE to find such a treasure!

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  21. They really add just the right touch =) Great find!!

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  22. Those corbels are a perfect patina with your fabric! ~ Maureen

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  23. So much better than the iron ones! Great job - found you on MMS. :)

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  24. GORGEOUS!! I can't wait until I own my home so i can do stuff like this =)

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  25. Wow, those are so beautiful! I don't know about the glue part...I would be scared that they would fall off, but then again, my husband uses it just like your husband and we have never had a problem, so I don't know why I think that :) I think your find was the perfect replacement, and those bar stools are so stinkin cute!

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