Somebody Stop Me

2.27.2011


I have been working on and off on a little project the last few days. I originally had bought these
for the sitting room, but ended up not needing them in there. I  went a different direction in there and
will show you later this week.


I was going to go to the antique shop and fork out some money for vintage chippy corbels, but went
to Home Goods first to see if I could find something cheaper and there they were in all their gold
glory. Not! I knew I didn't want them gold and figured since they were just $12.99 it wouldn't hurt
to try painting and aging them. There are so many layers to these because I just couldn't stop!






 As you can see here I couldn't leave them alone again. Added some rub n buff in Patina which adds the aqua colored spots.




I ended up putting them in the dining room on each side of the hutch.









I wanted them to look like antiques with a old crusty aged patina. I think I achieved that.

I will do a tutorial later. I have lots of photos of each step and it would have been too long 
in one post.

I hope everyone has the best week.

KIM

Joining the following:

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The DIY Showoff project parade

51 comments:

  1. Great redo Kim, they certainly look like they're worth much more than $12.99 now. Can't wait for the tutorial.

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  2. I think they look really good, Kim!

    Sue
    xo

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  3. I love them. I know you said you are posting a tutorial but, oh, how I wish you were my neighbor so I could learn face-to-face. I do so much better with people telling me what to do rather than reading about it. I love how you layer the paints and distress and glaze...it always turns out to perfection! I could learn alot from you!

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  4. Hey Kim...these look great. I enjoyed seeing the pics of your dining room. I love your yellow ceiling...besides the lovely curtains it was the first thing I noticed.
    Looks so fresh and welcoming. ~Ann

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  5. They look exactly the way you wanted them too! Cute Kim!

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  6. Oooh Kim I adore these, perfect!!

    I have a wonderful offering on my site!!
    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  7. This is wonderful. I love the way you put your scones on each side by your hutch. I have been agonizing as to what to put near mine. Now I know!! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  8. Oh, I know that "somebody stop me" feeling all to well!

    Somehow we just know when we're done, don't we?

    They look wonderful!

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  9. Looking good Kim!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  10. Ohh! Very nice!! Love how they turned out!
    Sherry

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  11. I HAVE one of these and I've been going crazy trying to figure out what to do with it. You've given me some inspiration! awesome job.

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  12. Hi Kim,
    You made them looks so aged and antique....I love them!!!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  13. Kim they look great in your dinning room and you definitely achieved the old aged look. I have one I bought in Hobby Lobby months ago and it's still sitting in my closet because I haven't found a home for it yet. Martina

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  14. You were very successful achieving a great looking patina. Enjoy your week. Sally

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  15. It's lovely, Kim! I think you have more energy than I do. At least when it comes to paint!
    Brenda

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  16. Very nice! I can see how one can become addicted to this redo thing! I am on my first ever piece and thinking......I can do THIS and THIS and then THIS!!! It will never end!

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  17. I like them. They look good, Kim and I like them where you put them...Christine

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  18. You're so funny! I don't think there's any stopping you--they look great, Kim!

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  19. Nice redo! I have a large, heavy one that hung in my dining area for years, then took it down about 3yrs. ago. I may need to get it out and see if I can spiffy it up.
    Enjoy your evening.

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  20. Great refinish. They look wonderful. Very pretty in the dining room. Hugs, Marty

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  21. They're lovely, Kim!
    You are the Energizer Bunny of bloggers!

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  22. I think they look great, Kim. You really transformed them into something much better. I hope to see your tutorial...I have never used rub and buff.

    XO,
    Janie

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  23. Much better now that you "messed" with them! :)

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  24. You make everything you touch even better!
    Yvonne

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  25. I love them! I am going to get some of that rub and buff I have seen it on a few projects and I am sold!!!

    Carol

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  26. Love them! They look fantastic. You should be doing this for other people and collecting a fee!
    Best,
    Susan

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  27. Great find (with YOUR painting skills)! They look really good, Kim.

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  28. You did a nice job layering the paint.
    Dropping by from Met Monday, with a post on repurposed shelving.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  29. I sure am glad none of us stopped you...because they came out beautifully!! I would love it if you would link this up to my blog party, A Marvelous Mess!! One project from each party will be featured on my sidebar for a week!! Here is the link:
    http://marvelouslymessy.blogspot.com/2011/02/marvelous-mess-2.html

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  30. Hi Kim, These did turn out beautifully. Isn't it amazing what you can do with a little paint. I love the end results.

    Dona

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  31. Kim, You are so talented! Great job! They look fantastic.
    Wanda

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  32. Looking good and I like how you have a plate hanging above them. Hope you have a great week :)

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  33. Wow Kim! Your corbels look fabulous... really "high end". Your faux painting projects always turn out the way I hope mine will but never do. I'll be waiting for your tutorial. I really need it. Great job, Kim.

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  34. Kim, The corbels look wonderful. If you run out of things to paint you are welcome to come to my house. I have several painting projects on hold.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  35. really gorgeous patina, they DO look like antiques!

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  36. I'm glad you kept going, they turned out great! You did achieve the look you were after and they look wonderful in your beautiful dining room!

    Kat :)

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  37. i think they are perfect. don't you love when things come together just like you envisioned???

    great job, kim

    hugs, cindy

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  38. They look great!! You did a wonderful job on them... did you change your dining chairs?? Or am I confusing your room? Were they yellow before??

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  39. DON'T TOUCH....lol they are perfect just the way they are, lovely dining room too.
    hugs
    janet

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  40. Hi Kimmie! Oh, these look wonderful and there you go again - making pretty!
    Wouldn't it be something if we were cousins? The Powell name comes in through my gggrandmother.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  41. Beautiful, Kim...I am lovin' the feeling in this room...

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  42. The corbels turned out great. I like how you hung the plates a little about them, too -- perfect.

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  43. I think they are beautiful. Can't wait to read the tutorial on every step you did. Thanks for sharing a great project. Karie

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  44. Oh...you changed the chairs back. I liked the non matching ones in there.

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  45. Can't wait to see the tutorial....you out did yourself on those...! Real pretty....

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  46. These do look like my crusty gilt antique furniture! They're wonderful in your dining room.

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  47. They look great! You're just too creative!!

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  48. If I ever get off my behind and paint my $2.00 pair of corbels, I could feature them, too!! LOL They are currently in the "to-do" pile in the garage. Yours turned out great, Kim. Love the depth you achieved with all your layers, since you couldn't stop. *grin*
    ~Sue

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  49. Your sconces turned out great! They're the perfect addition to your dining room, which is stunning! Love all the light that filters the room!

    Jodie

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  50. ok, the bosporous tolie as drapes!!! L-O-V-E! Your home is BEAUTIFUL!!

    xo, Tessa

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