Friday, April 26, 2013

PAINTING BLACK & WHITE CHECKERED CORBELS FOR PATTI'S NEW HOME

                 This is a project that Patti wanted me to do for one of the bedrooms in her new home.


These are corbels that she ordered for the corners of her room and asked me to paint them for her.
I painted them white, then PAINSTAKINGLY!! painted allll of those checks in black.  Then I glazed with an aging glaze that I mixed and sealed them with a clear sealer.


They were not easy to paint, but turned out so wonderfully, like everything that Patti did for her new home.


The ceiling is papered and the corbels were a really decorative way to fill in the corners to meet her molding.  Believe me!! they look wonderful up there on her bedroom wall.

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  2. Oh I just love black and white check and it reminds me of my favorite MacKenzie Childs style.

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    1. I love black and white checks, too. And, I do love MK/C.

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  3. you've got a lot more patience than me! I would have been pulling my hair out LOL The do look nice though!!

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  4. Well they were worth it, they are gorgeous and one of a kind,I bet they were hard, I couldn't have done it, but you my dear are a true artist. Wallpapered ceiling what a fab idea, it look fabulous, thanks for sharing this, hope you have a wonderful week..

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    1. Thank you! This client has very interesting ideas. You have a great week, too.

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  5. WOW!!! So nice of you!!! They truly look amazing and I'm sure she'll have "thankful" thoughts of YOU every time she sees them! Beautiful!
    Thanks soooo much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  6. Oh my goodness - I didn't know what a corbel was until now! Great work - they look fabulous!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! I hope you have a wonderful week, too. Decorative corbels are usually placed underneath a vent-a-hood, bar, shelf, etc., to look like they're holding something up.

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  7. Wow! What ab amazing detail to add to your ceiling... these are gorgeous! Hope you hop over and share with my Pink Hippo Party @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2013/04/pink-hippo-party-124.html
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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    1. Thank you! It did look really good with the decor in Patti's room. I did share on pinkapotamus. Such a cute name!!

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  8. How cool! You can tell you spent a lot of time on these--so many little details! I popped over from Give Me the Goods--thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

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  9. Thank you! It did take a lot of time, but I was really happy with the way they turned out, especially, when I saw them installed.

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  10. I am impressed with the corbels. They do remind me of MacKenzie Childs designs. Not easily accomplished.

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  11. Oh my goodness, I am in awe of your talent. This is totally amazing. Hugs, Marty P. S. I would love for you to link up to Inspire Me party this evening. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thank you so much!! I'll be linking up later today.

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  12. These are so totally unreal. Thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. You are so nice with your comments and encouragement!! Thank you, so much, Marty!

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  13. These look so pretty.
    oops, do you know your word verification is ON ?? just sayin' :)

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    1. Thank you so, so much for letting me know about w/v. Jann Olson told me what to do and now it's GONE!!

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  14. Painting those checks was alot of work. No fun at all, but well worth your dedication.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  15. Wow, those corbels make quite a statement. I love them. It must have taken you hours to paint all those little squares.

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  16. It did take a while to paint them!! I painted them white, then painted the black squares and stripes.

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  17. wow, those are just beautiful. what a great friend you are. I could not figure out what they were for when i first looked at them.
    Awesome. You work is incredible.
    Have a wonderful week,
    Bev
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

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    1. Thank you!! Patti is is my client. She had me do lots of work for her new home, being built.

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  18. Another black and white check fan weighing in here. This is a great touch. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Linda
    Oh, Wow! Those are awesome ~ what a cool idea!
    I'm visiting you today from Stone Gable. I'm co-hosting a Linky Party (opened Tuesday) and would LOVE for you to add this. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, leave a comment and Link Up, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday and Friday for my Link Up Parties!

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  20. I hope she loved your efforts. What a great way to add a bit of interest in an unexpected place!
    Liz

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    1. She was very happy, but it was her idea. My client, Patti, has great creative ideas and her home shows it.

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  21. Those are very unique - reminds me of Mackenzie Childs!

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  22. They look great...and like many hours of tedious work!

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    1. Thanks! It did take a while to make them, kind of, the same.

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  23. The corbels look great! I love checkerboard pattern, but it can be a real pain to paint! Awesome job! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  24. Very awesome! Hope you're having a nice week. I've posted the new Homemaking Party for the week and would love to have you link up, if you'd like!

    Blessings,
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

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    1. Thank you!! and, I will be linking to your party.

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  25. Girl, you some serious patience for painting all those little checks! But, they look great! Well worth the time! Thanks so much for linking up to Give Me The Goods Monday! We love having you party with us and can't wait to see what goods you bring next week! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  26. They look great! Thanks for sharing at the Frugal Fit Family Friday Linky
    http://leahinspired.com

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  27. Very unique, Her home must be filled with such personality!

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    1. Yes, Patti's home is amazing!! I always look forward to working for her because I get to see everything, again.

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  28. Hi there! I am co-hosting this week on Fit Frugal Family Link Party. Thanks for linking up!

    I also host a TGIF Link Party over at my place -- A Peek Into Paradise... http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/ Would love for you to link up, Opens on Fridays and stays open until Wednesday at midnight.

    Thanks again for visiting Fit Frugal Family Link party!

    Have a terrific week!

    Hugs, Cathy

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  29. Wow, what terrific detail - it adds such interest to the room. Beautifully done! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  30. Your corbels look really nice! I really like the checkered paint job you did on them! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!!!

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    1. Thanks! The corbels did look sooo nice in her bedroom.

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