Vintage Style # 2
Ok, so I need to come up with a better name for this style. This was the first design that I created and my customers have done such incredibly creative things with this style of corbel. It is worthy of a proper name! I'm open to suggestions.
I've created this corbel in multiple colors and with or without finials. I most often receive requests for the vintage/distressed antique white finish but I do create a lot in the vintage wood color also. The wood finish is a combination of earth-tone paint colors and wood stains.
I've been amazed at the creative ways these corbels have been used.
I created a pair in a distressed white and turquoise color that worked so well with this gray shelf. I'd been wanting to create a turquoise set of corbels so I was thrilled when I received the request.
I've had multiple requests for distressed white corbels to use in building a table or desk. I found a great video on HGTV that shows a method of building the desk that attaches to the wall and does a great job of distributing the weight of the desktop across the wall.
This customer decided to use a pair without finials, in a vintage wood finish, to flank her range hood. Her home has a very rustic, country, farmhouse decor, and these corbels work perfectly.
Not all of my corbels have been used inside the home. This creative couple decided to use them as brackets for a patio shelf. I thought this was both decorative, functional, and practical. I wish I had thought of that!
I'm happy to say that my corbels were custom made for a couple that were renovating a barn. I received a custom request to create a pair with finials in a dark stain to go with the decor of their new barn. I was hoping they'd send more pictures with the horses but, I am pleased with how they turned out.
Now the most creative vision award goes to the customer who requested a modified version of this style to use as table legs for a custom built dining table. I created two large pair of custom sized corbels with finials, in a distressed white finish. These were very large and heavy. Each pair was then set back-to-back to create the table base for each end of this rectangular dining table. I wish this was all my creativity but I have to give all the credit to my customer, who saw my corbels and envisioned them in this creative way.