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.


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63 comments:

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

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  2. Always beautiful Rosemary Love it too. Sandy x

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  3. Always beautiful Rosemary Love it too. Sandy x

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  4. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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  10. 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!

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

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

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

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  14. What an awesome idea Rosemary. Those easels are fabulous.

    Paula

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  15. Hi Rosemary,

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

    Dee

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  16. 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

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  17. 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

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

    Happy Wednesday!
    Aledia~

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  19. How pretty! Your things always look so elegant!

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  20. 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!

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

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

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

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

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  25. So adorable! Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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

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  27. Beautiful as always my dear blog friend
    Agneta

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  28. Great re-purposing Rosemary!So pretty as always!

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  29. 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!

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  30. 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!

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

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

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

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  34. Beautiful as always Rosemary

    xoxo
    Kate

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  35. what for one beautyful Idea!!!! Top

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  36. 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

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  37. You are so creative, Rosemary! Love this idea!

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

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  39. 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

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  40. 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

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  41. 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!

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

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

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

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  45. I absolutely love this idea. Thanks for sharing it.

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

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

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

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

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  50. Great idea and your display is lovely!

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  51. 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

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