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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Plaster Piece!

So it is Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style, but my post is hardly anything to write home about.

However, I am so pleased with this plaster corbel that I got at an estate sale recently that I had to show you~

It's such a pretty piece! But it didn't start out pretty at all. When I grabbed it, it was 'gaudy gold'... hardly an Annie Sloan color!

There's not a whole lot I can write about this now-beautiful corbel because I somehow deleted the before photos. I'm so irritated at myself. Well you'll just have to trust me that it was ugly.

The detailing is incredible but it made painting very tedious. I used Old Ochre {again}. It took lots of coats and a good detail brush. But it was worth the effort. I also used AS wax. Again~ very labor intensive. I had to do a lot of stippling.

I set a few things on the shelf to add interest. I'm sure I'll try a variety of ideas.

The shelf blends nicely with other things I have on the mantle. It is a welcomed addition to the wall but certainly not overpowering. I tried to hang it unsuccessfully and had to wait until Larry got home. We needed a heavy-duty hook, which I had bought. But he had to bend and shape it because the back of the corbel has a  strange configuration.

I paid $9 for the shelf. I think I have the bigger investment in paint. I don't mind really. The corbel has the look of architectural salvage.

Thanks for stopping over!



  1. Dana, Gorgeous corbel and I love the color. Nice job with the AS paint. :)Babs

  2. Dana, I love your corbel! I think you did a great job on it! You are so right these small items are so labor intensive! I have found that Annie Sloan's chalk paint doesn't cover as well on items like this. I do love your choice of Old Ocre though! Thanks for sharing this! Your staging is perfect!

  3. I am a new visitor and I have spent a happy half hour looking at your lovely blog. I especially like your new corbel and I think you did a lovely job on it. God bless x