A Little Updating

9.05.2011

 I shared the new look of the dining room hutch the other day and I had made some changes to these corbels that hang on each side before I painted the hutch. These were just some cheap corbels I had picked up at Home Goods and painted them since they were gold. I decided to change them a little more and make them look more like years of worn layers of paint colors. More of an old wood look.

First I painted them all over with Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old White.

Then I grabbed my venetian gold and raw umber paints and got to work.

At first they were too brown and too gold so I dry brushed some ASCP in Paris Gray over them.




Now they are just right.


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Traveling home today through some very rainy weather
Have a super day!

42 comments:

  1. They look great Kim! I have one just like that sitting in my closet for about a year now!! You just inspired me:) Martina

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  2. very pretty. enjoy your trip.

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  3. Looking good Kim! They do look old world now.

    I still have not tried the chalk paint. There is a place that carries it in Jersey. I plan to go there once my kids go back to school.

    Dee

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  4. Holy cannoli! You did such a beautiful job on these.....you are really good! They look soo professional and I would buy those in a heartbeat!

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  5. I'm waiting for the day you actually screw something up...lol... I don't think it's ever gonna happen. Beautiful work, as always. The patience you have!....

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  6. You are always busy doing something! Making pretty even PRETTIER!!

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  7. The sconces look great! We now have a store selling AS chalk paint, so I'm going to check it out.

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  8. That finish is just GORGEOUS!!!

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  9. They turned out fabulous. I love the finish. Great job. Hugs, Marty

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  10. They look awesome Kim..and yes very Old world! Hope you are having fun.

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  11. Hi Kim! I had a lovely gold corbel too, from Home Goods and painted it Old White...but I didn't add anything else. Yours look great and give me ideas!

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  12. They look great Kim! I took the corbels off from under my old kitchen counter and they are just hanging around....now I know what to do with them! They might be a feature coming soon to Flea Market Makeovers! And I will make sure to link to you when I do them...
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  13. Those look beautiful and so high dollar!

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  14. They look really great, Kim! So pretty!

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  15. I love how you weather things so perfectly. They look great.

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  16. perfectly charming !

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  17. They look SO nice. I must say you are like a little kid at a computer they just keep pushing buttons and great things happen. You just keep adding colors and the things you do look amazing. I am so jealous!

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  18. *** WOWOWOW, Kim! This looks TRUUUUULY MAHHHHHHHVELOUS!!!!

    I'd love some of these myself!!!!

    "Ya dun gooooood!!!"...

    Best,
    Linda in AZ *
    bellesmom1234@comcast.net

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  19. You are such a pro at this! I love how you can get any effect you want. Beautiful!

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  20. They are simply gorgeous, especially with your brown transferware plates on them.

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  21. You are right! They are JUST RIGHT! xo Diana

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  22. Kim,
    They are beautiful!
    Wendy

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  23. You just get more and more artistic with your projects!!

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  24. Hi Kim, your right, they are perfect now!

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  25. You are so good at this, Kimmie! I love them now!
    Have a wonderful holiday and be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  26. They are just right Kim...beautiful!!!

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  27. I just love that look Kim! Thanks for sharing the color choices you used. I have some pieces that I want to do for the worn wood look.

    Enjoy your day,
    Gail

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  28. Pretty, pretty, pretty, Kim! Safe travels ....

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  29. Good morning, Kim! Looks like you're having fun! Enjoyed the hummingbird post too. Much cleaner than bird seed all over the patio. I'll have to try this next spring, because we do have humming birds and they're beautiful! I've had a bird in the house before too...they're tough little buggers to catch!
    Enjoy!,
    Barbara

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  30. Beautiful, Kim! You always do such a great job. Happy Labor Day!

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  31. They look great. Have a safe trip!!

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  32. catching up after having company, love the ironstone dish, love love the maple tree? So pretty red, yes we have humming birds and do the sweet water, your lucky to get them out so fast...I'm typing with one finger damaged that's why lumping 4 posts into one!

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  33. Kim, they look FANTASTIC!!!! Love the finish!!!! I hope you are home safely by now! XO, Pinky

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  34. Kim...you are so clever to give a cosmetic facelift to your "cheap" corbles...they now look fantastic. Don't you find that mass produced items often have great form but not at all convincing finishes. With talent like yours and paint brush in hand you can pull off a dramatic transformation and give them such credibility...who would even know now that they were from Home Goods!

    Jermaine

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  35. I luv the old world look and feel, good job! I like the plate above, very clever! XO ~Liz

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  36. These turned out beautiful!

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  37. Good eye! Now they match the other pieces you have! Nice!

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  38. Oooohhh, I SO agree! They are simply PERFECT!! Safe travels...

    Deborah (very happily visiting from
    http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com... hope you can drop by when you get a chance...)

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  39. The Paris Gray did the trick. They're beautiful. Love the plate, too.

    Visiting from The Shabby Creek Cottage. Your blog is wonderful!

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  40. This turned out beautiful! You did a really great job

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