Our perfect weather the last 2 days has allowed me some time to work outdoors on these beauties—some very old corbels!
I absolutely love architectural elements and when I was given the opportunity to re-vamp these babies—-I jumped at it! The owner will use them as a base for a wall shelf to display what-nots.
Once I started chippin’ away and takin’ the paint off, (much of which was literally fallin’ off on it’s own), I could see the beautiful workmanship a lot clearer and the intricate “tulip” design on each side. They were actually hard to see with the paint embedded in there. I counted at least six layers of paint and also discovered that at one point these were in a fire—see?
Here are some progress shots…
In a couple of days I had them lookin’ the way they were meant to shine…in full glory!
Sure hope the new owner will send pics so I can show them in their final resting place!