Diy Corbels for Open Shelving
I’m so glad you stopped by my little blog today!
One of the most common questions I get asked is where my open shelving corbels are from. So today I thought I would take a minute to answer that question and share how I gave them that an aged/distressed look.
I knew I wanted corbels for our open shelving, but authentically old ones can be pricey plus I was having a hard time finding 4 that were the right size I needed. Then I came across these cuties one day at Home Depot and I was sold! Best part, they’re only $11.88 each! You can find them HERE 🙂
So after I brought them home I decided that I wanted them to be white and distressed, big surprise right? Lol!
Getting that Aged Look
The first thing I did was give them 1 coat of “>Minwax stain in Early American I had on hand. It’s one of my favorite stain colors. Then to get them to distress and have a bit of a crackly or chippy look I gave them a coat of “>Miss Mustard Seed’s furniture wax. After the wax dried I applied Miss Mustard Seeds Milkpaint in Farmhouse White.
After they dried I sanded them with 220 grit sandpaper a bit. That’s it! Super easy and inexpensive!
The Completed Look
The corbels have completely changed the look of our open shelving and I love, love, love how they turned out! I’m still always keeping my eye out for some authentic corbels, but if I don’t find them anytime soon I won’t be too sad 😉
The shelf boards are 1x6s from Lowe’s that I just painted white as well and then set on top.
I love that these open shelves add both storage and a fun decorative element to the space 🙂 I know decorating/arranging shelves isn’t everyone’s favorite thing but I’m weird and really enjoy it! Lol! So this gives me a place to play around and I’m constantly mixing it up and swapping stuff out 🙂 And the best part of this diy corbel project is that I was able to achieve the look I wanted and stay super budget friendly.
Spring projects are in full here in our little house so stay tuned and take care!