Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Perfect Easel

I have the perfect easel for the piece I shared in my "Old World Love" post.





Actually, the original function for my easel, is as a corbel.




I gave this pair of corbels my old world finish.



It's very similar to the last finish I shared with you.  I just alternated two shades of grey.  The final layer was a dry brush of white gesso.  After they were dry, I turned them upside down on the table.  Hmmmm, they looked like easels.  I put a couple postcards on them to see how that idea would work.







When I brought them inside, I grabbed my last project, and it was a perfect fit.  Since the finish is similar, they look like they started life this way.  It's sitting on my side table.




LUV it.  Not sure what I'm going to put on the other one yet.

More ideas coming your way.  See ya soon.


Sharing With:
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Common Ground: Vintage Inspiration Friday
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No Minimalist Here: Open House
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Faded Charm: White Wednesday
Someday Crafts: Whatever Goes Wednesday
DIY by Design: Winter Blues Wednesday
Ivy and Elephants: What's It Wednesday





63 comments:

Sherry said...

That's beautiful, I luv it!

lynn said...

beautiful, rosemary! i never thought to use a corbel like this-love it!

Paint Me White said...

Always beautiful Rosemary Love it too. Sandy x

Paint Me White said...

Always beautiful Rosemary Love it too. Sandy x

frugal-interior-design said...

A gorgeous display and simple repurpose. I'm never thrilled with the available plate and picture stands I see. These would be a classy alternative.

Diane said...

Clever!!!!

Hugs, Diane

Deserae said...

Gorgeous....how clever to use it as an easel too!!!
~Des

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Beautiful, as always! Very creative! I love it!

eclecticrevisited.com said...

cute idea!! and the corbels are divine as such or as easels..
best,
maureen

Belle Inspiration Magazine said...

Beautiful! Your finishes are the best!

Terry said...

I had to google corbel, lol. These two pieces really do look like they started out together. So pretty together.

Victoria said...

Oh wow, they look like they were made for each other! What a fantastic idea to use them that way:)

Lesley said...

Great idea! I was looking at an outdoor light fixture today thinking about taking parts off and making it something else. Maybe I will...thanks for the inspiration!

Sharon said...

Good idea ! Looks great !

*Shabby LOCO!* said...

Smarty Pants...Great Idea!!
~Mel

Kelly said...

Love that! Who would've ever thought of using those as an easel? They are so charming that way.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Well, who wood have thought! I love this idea. Great job!

Sandy said...

What a smart girl you are...my goodness! I'll probably be stealing that idea. Thanks..xoso Sandy

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very clever! I love it!!

tinemor said...

That's beautiful, I love it!
And Clever!!!!
Hugs, Tine

Ivy and Elephants said...

What an awesome idea Rosemary. Those easels are fabulous.

Paula

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Rosemary,

Super idea! It looks like it was meant to be.

Dee

Ivy and Elephants said...

Rosemary,
So very beautiful. What a fabulous idea! I have some of those and will have to give it a try. Love to have you link it up.
Hugs,
Patti

{oc cottage} said...

Way too cool! LOVE it!

m ^..^

pink*cherub*moon said...

Awesome! A redo that was then repurposed! I actually had a sconce once that when I turned it over, had this little bowl and made a great place for potpourri! Hmmm wonder what I did with that thing? LOL! Hugs, Leena

Aledia said...

Too cute!! I just love being able to use items for more than their original purpose.

Happy Wednesday!
Aledia~

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

How pretty! Your things always look so elegant!

trumatter said...

This is such a wonderful idea Rosemary. And i love the tone of your pictures. How do you achieve them? Sharpness? Or do you use a special lens? Would love to know!

ReFresh ReStyle said...

What a great idea, I would have never thought of that! Debbie

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I appreciate this because I am always looking for alternative ways to display my small canvases. Brilliant!

Cindy said...

Hi, Your new easel is lovely and very creative. I love it!
Hugs, Cindy

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

oh yeah! luvin this!

Ispirato Design said...

That gives me an idea! I have something similar that I think I'll dig out. Happy New Year Rosemary!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Rosemary,

Just gorgeous!

Barb

special 'k' said...

So adorable! Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Richard Cottrell said...

You are so very clever. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Nyanser av vitt said...

Beautiful as always my dear blog friend
Agneta

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Great re-purposing Rosemary!So pretty as always!

Kris said...

Great re-purposing. It serves two purposes. If you get tired of one way you can use them the other way with the postcards. I wish my mind could think out of the box like yours does!

Betsy said...

Love this idea Rosemary, they're perfect this way. It's amazing what can happen when you turn something upside down, sideways, or inside out. I just turned something on its side this morning and an idea popped right into my head.
Great job!

Pamela said...

Yes, I agree love this idea Rosemary! Thanx for coming to party!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Great idea it is beautiful!!!

lvroftiques said...

Arrrgggghhhhhh! I love them Rosemary! That's some fabulous repurposing! *winks* Vanna

Marie said...

That is so amazing...so creative. What a great way to repurpose Rosemary.
-Marie

Kate said...

Beautiful as always Rosemary

xoxo
Kate

Marzia_Sofia said...

what for one beautyful Idea!!!! Top

Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign said...

Hi Rosemary! The corbels look great. Just gotta give things a turn sometime, right?! Check us out next week for more on that. Miss seeing you, too. Here's to March. xo

Brandi said...

You are so creative, Rosemary! Love this idea!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Rosemary,
You always have a unique perspective to see something & use it in a different way.
These are lovely...
All the Best,
Christine

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Rosemary, What a wonderful idea! They are not only beautiful but also functional. Love them used as an easel. Thanks for linking to my party.
Hugs,
Sherry

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Rosemary, What a wonderful idea! They are not only beautiful but also functional. Love them used as an easel. Thanks for linking to my party.
Hugs,
Sherry

Honey at 2805 said...

OK! I love this idea. Thinking out of the box, or upside down, you have such creative ideas, my friend!

Thank you for linking this lovely and creative post to Potpourri Friday!

Tanya@takesix said...

Great idea! You are so creative, and I love your old world finish!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

What a clever idea, Rosemary. The finishes look perfect together, of course.

Jennelise said...

Incredible! What an inspired idea! :) It looks beautiful!
Jennelise

Mimi said...

I absolutely love this idea. Thanks for sharing it.

Patti said...

pretty clever..never gave that any thought...love the little round frame, too

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gorgeous and very clever!

Angela said...

super neat idea ... in fact, I think I have a shelf like this in the garage in a storage tote!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a delightful and fun idea. I never thought of such a thing. Perfect. Love your vignette. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs. Marty

Mimi said...

Congrats on this post being featured on 2805. It's really stunning as is all of your work!

CAS said...

Great idea and your display is lovely!

Babs said...

Great idea and great look! I've bookmarked you gesso technique to try. Love the look.
Visiting from A Stroll Thru Life.
Thanks for the tutorial. I'm a new follower. :)
Babs