I had these super-duper pair of corbels and I love love love the peeling paint on them. I sanded the tops of the down a bit to make them flat b/c I was thinking....SHELFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF.
I first had to locate the studs b/c you absolutely have to use those studs!!!! I *toenailed* the nail through the corbels into the studs and made them nice and secure. Using a piece of glass I found curbside (see my note below peeps) I placed it on the corbels to make my shelf. Instant LOVE.
Important* When putting anything glass out for the trash, please be mindful of little kids. In my old neighborhood, someone had placed an old mirror on the ground. Lo and Behold, a little kiddo crashed his bike and he fell right onto the mirror crashing it!!!! INSTANT TERROR. Please dispose of glass and mirrors responsibly
Our tree filled with handmade glass ornaments from Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic. Filled in with vintage shiny brites....oh how I love the sparkle!
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I dragged this simple pine chest home from a tree lawn. I thought it could become something wonderful! I sanded it, primed it, then lettered it using an image I snagged from eBay.
I blew the letters up on my copier to 400%, then once again.
I laid them out and traced around them with a pencil. Using paint I already had, I hand painted them. After it was dry, I distressed using sandpaper. I think it turned out great!