This is my kitchen fireplace...
Above the fireplace is an old pair of wood corbels.
I purchased this pair of corbels about 15 years ago at the Ventura Flea Market. They came from my very favorite seller, Buddy. He has the most amazing architectural pieces collected from old buildings....
When I was paying for the corbels, Buddy asked what I was going to do with them. I told him that I was planning to use them as bookends....
Buddy suggested I flip them upside down and hang them
I thought it was a great idea.
I came home and I added picture hooks to the back of each corbel. Since they are heavy, my husband attached the corbels to the wall with anchor screws.
You can find new Corbels at places like Restoration Hardware
but they won't have this wonderful patina!!
This set has the best chippy paint... layers upon layers...
Look at he the black areas...
maybe they came from a building with fire damage!
I added glass hurricanes from Pier One.
They run about $6 each.
The candles are unscented white pillars from Target.
When bringing home old corbels, I recommend you
1. spray the wood with a bug killer [like RAID]
2. place the corbels in an airtight trash bag for 48 hours.
This will kill any creepy crawlers!
I love the architectural interest they bring into my kitchen.
Hope you visit again soon!
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