Diy Corbels for Open Shelving


Hi friend!

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!

Diy Corbels for Open Shelving

Diy Corbels for Open Shelving

Diy Corbels for Open Shelving

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!

Diy Corbels for Open Shelving

Diy Corbels for Open Shelving

Diy Corbels for Open Shelving

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.

Diy Corbels for Open Shelving

Diy Corbels for Open Shelving

Diy Corbels for Open Shelving

Diy Corbels for Open Shelving

Diy Corbels for Open Shelving

Diy Corbels for Open Shelving

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!

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