Yesterday I bought a pair of antique corbels,
hoping to use them at the corners of the opening
between our kitchen + dining room.
And Like my idol, Sarah Richardson . . .
. . . used in her family’s farmhouse:
Look at all those prints, playing so nicely together!
That’s so Sarah Richardson!
But back to me.
Here you can see our doorway where I hoped to add corbels:
It’s kind of hard to see in this photo,
but the cabinet at the right corner is too high on the wall.
There’s no room for the corbel!
F A I L !
Of course, I could always sell my corbels in my retail space.
I will probably do just that, but not before I explore my other options,
or as I like to call it — punting!
Once again, Sarah Richardson serves as my inspiration.
She really likes to use vintage corbels in her designs.
Here are not 1 but 2 pairs,
in the kitchen of that same farmhouse we saw previously:
At the left are painted yellow ones holding a shelf,
+ at right, some white ones are incorporated into the range hood.
Hey! I thought. We’ve not finalized our kitchen’s range hood!
Could that possibly be Plan B for my corbels?
Well, here I am, holding one in place:
Frankly, I am smitten.
They’re certainly beautiful + quite old (1890’s, I was told),
+ I have been trying to add some “age” to our kitchen!
Since I’m not the only person in our household who gets a vote,
we’ll have to wait to see what happens.
As always, stay tuned!