Mad About Corbels

My latest obsession is creating corbels.  I’m after a vintage look and style and have been creating my own patterns to give my interpretation of antique corbels. Here are a few examples of my work thus far.

Vintage corbel

A Colorful Pair

This pair measures about 18″ x 11″ and are my own design.  So far, I’ve made 3 pairs of these and they have each sold within 24 hours of my delivering them to the store to sell.

I think it is the paint finish that I’ve used on these that make them so interesting.  I use a lot of different color paints in a fairly random fashion.  Then I sand them down a bit and apply stain.  I’m trying different effects with varying colors of paint and stain.

 

 

Vintage style corbels

Four of a Kind

This set of four were custom made for a contractor to use in a new house he was building.  These are going to be used under a counter on a kitchen island.  They were made a little heavier and measure 3.75″ D x 9″ x 12″.

I used a gray combination of both stain and paint and then added a distressed white paint finish, complete with a little crackle and a lot of sanding.