Friday, November 4, 2011

The Final Flourish ~ Corbels

When I set out to redo the Library/media room over a year ago I wanted to introduce more architectural details into the final design. I set about doing this by applying onlays and moldings to the ceiling along with some faux painting to bulk up the crown molding. I also added decorative trim to the bookcases and doors. The final flourish was to add corbels between the the alcove and the larger sitting area. 

I ordered the corbels online from, http://www.architecturaldepot.com/, it is the same place that I purchased the onlays for the ceiling. In the picture below you can see a bit of the decorative ceiling onlay and one of the newly installed corbel's.


 I was very excited when they arrived...then a bit confused trying to figure out how to install them. I finally realized that it would require my drilling the holes for the screws to support them.



Yesterday, drill in hand I started in and I was very pleased and surprised that it went well and was so easily accomplished! I was so excited in fact, that I took these photos before I spackled and filled in the holes for the screws. And of course, although the corbels are white I still need to paint them to match the other white trim in the room.



 I think they add charm and interest to the space. There is a corresponding one on the other side.



Although you can't see it very well in this photo I backed the bookcases with damask wallpaper in the same color as the walls. You can also catch a glimpse of one of the model ships my Father made. I have another one in the bookcase on the other side
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This is about it for this room...although I still need to buy the new television that was the emphasis for redoing this room to begin with, then I can share with you the wonderful piece of furniture I was able to re purpose as a media center. I also need the glass knobs for the bookcase doors, for some reason I am having difficulty finding them and I have learned from experience that it is worth it to wait and get the right thing. After such a long time and so much work it is nice to finally have it finished...now on to other projects!

Thank you for stopping by.


41 comments:

  1. this is gorgeous! I saw some glass knobs at World Market... or do you have a source in mind? the room is ready for your holiday company!

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  2. Hello Adrienne;
    You are so right that architectural detailing really does add interest to a room. All the carefully chosen introductions you have made make this a most attractive and elegant space. It will surely be somewhere that you will wish to spend much of your time.

    The model ship looks wonderful. Such incredible attention to detail and it looks very handsome in pride of place on the bookcase. What a skilled man your father was!

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  3. The corbels look fantastic! Wow! You did an incredible job.

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  4. The corbels are the perfect touch! You did a beautiful job.

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  5. Oh Adrienne.....you are one HANDY lady.....they are just perfect!

    xo

    Jo

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  6. That ship model stole the show though--very nice. Covet.

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  7. Adrienne,I love what you have done. I am all for adding interest to a home with architectural pieces. I have done the same thing in my living room entry and on the ceiling. Not quite as elaborate as yours but the same feel. Great job!! Kathysue

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  8. Adrienne, the corbels look fabulous! You have a beautiful home. Love what you did to the ceiling too.

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  9. I have wanted to use those for my square entries to my kitchen. My house was built 50 years ago - not alot of details. I have seen some of these at sales but didn't know how to put them up. Was it hard. Looks so cute in your sweet home.

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  10. Those corbels look great!! Your home is so pretty...you should be very proud...you do great work!!

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  11. Those corbels definitely add character to an ordinary doorway. Great work.

    A few weeks ago, I was trying to leave a comment on someone's blog, I thought my computer was going a bit crazy, but then all of a sudden, my blog was gone -- boy did my heart drop. It must have been a blogger issue. I would visit other blogs and see a big exclamation sign where my blog would be in their sidebar and when I would click on it, would get a message that my blog had been deleted. Man oh man! I was in disbelief for about 10 minutes, but then it came back. What a relief. Sure wish blogger would need well enough alone. Hope your day is great. Tammy

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  12. oops ... well enough alone, not need :/

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  13. I absolutely love all this detail you added. It looks beautiful!

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  14. The new corbels look great. Perhaps I should get a pair too?!

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  15. Adrienne the corbels are gorgeous. Thanks so much for the ordering info!

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  16. Your corbels are wonderful and add the perfect detail!

    Thanks you for linking your lovely post to Potpourri Friday!

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  17. Great addition to your decor, love the idea! Blessings Marilou

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  18. Adrienne!
    It's all those little finishing touches that make a house a home.
    This looks so awesome!
    I was not aware of this website either!

    Thanks for sharing.
    xoxox
    Alison

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  19. Before I read this post I had no idea what corbels are (there are still many words in the English language that I don't know), but now I do. Beautiful job, Adrienne, it looks truly lovely.

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  20. So many wonderful details in your room. The colors especially. Your new corbels add so much beauty. I love the look!

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  21. It looks great!
    A very cozy and inviting space.

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  22. So many gorgeous areas! Thank you for sharing...have a wonderful week!
    Coralie

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  23. Hello, Happy Pink Saturday! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Love your post this week, beautiful!
    Hugs, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

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  24. These are the perfect finishing touch! The corbels add such style and class. I'm inspired to check out that website myself now. :)

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  25. Wow, I'm impressed by the ship! Clearly you got some of your dad's handy talent. Drills scare me! The corbels are lovely additions to the room. Anthropologie sometimes has great glass knobs...

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  26. Excellent! You certainly have affirmed that "it is in the details". Your additions are wonderful and so beautifully define the areas.

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  27. Excelentes ideias para tornar mais belo um recanto das nossas casas!
    Um abraço.

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  28. Love those corbels! Really adds architectural interest to that room. The wallpaper is great! Mimi

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  29. I am late getting to my Pink Saturday...adventures..there's just something about topping your week-end off with lovely PINK eye candy...and getting to know you through your blogs...God Bless and have a great week!
    Kandy

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  30. Very nice and it goes very well with your cieling. You did a good job! Catherine

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  31. It really looks incredible, is amazing how much difference a little detail can make, those architectural designs that you put are spot on, the result is lovely! Your blog is awesome by the way and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

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  32. I've stopped by here from Happy Homemaker UK.

    I;m glad I did--what an interesting blog and what a beautiful home you have!

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  33. What a lovely difference! Have a gorgeous day, Kellie xx

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  34. Your corbels add the perfect touch to your doorway and I like the damask wallpaper on your bookcases.The look through your doorway is very pretty.
    I'm popping over from Common Ground and now, going to look at your other posts.

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  35. Nice job with the corbels. Looks like you have some nice ceiling accents up in that room!

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