Monday, December 27, 2010

Vintage architectural wall art.....

A few years back I found an architectural piece from an old Victorian home at a tag sale. At the time, I had no idea what I would do with it. It had a price of $5 on it though, so I knew it would eventually go to good use. Since we are snowed in here in Connecticut today, I trudged out to the shed to get it....

Here it is what it looked like pre-project....

I knew I wanted to make some sort of wall shelf, so decided I needed to cut the top off in order for it to be flush.

Eventually I plan on adding a 1/2 circle board to the top as a shelf base. We didn't have anything large enough laying around though, so it will just have to wait. I took a wire brush and cleaned it up a bit. I left the original paint job because I didn't want to mess with the integrity of the originality of this piece. Here is what I came up with.....

The white brick you see in the background is a project I tackled a couple of months back. Once I change my mantle scape from Christmas to Winter, I will give the tutorial as to how I did this....

Take care,


Linking here:
Making The World Cuter
Between Naps on the Porch
It's so Very Cheri
The DIY Club
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Faded Charm


  1. Man I wish I was snowed in so I could have fun too!!!
    I'm at work! Behind a desk.......reading blogs.....ha

    Great idea and I AM SO GOING TO COPY IT!!!

  2. It looks fantastic! I like your idea to add a half circle shelf on top, too. Creative idea!

    Enjoy the snow and keep warm ;) ~Michelle

  3. I love what you have done with your tag sale item. Inventive and beautiful.

  4. I adore corbels. We have a nice collection. Terry

  5. Great bracket! Looks good on your porch!

  6. That looks great. I passed a couple corbels up at a garage sale this summer and I'm still mad that I did. I love your plant on it. What a nice splash of color.

  7. Love what you did with that piece!
    ~Blessings from Gwenny~

  8. Beautiful!!! Gotta love that vintage architecture! :)

    xoxo laurie

  9. This is fabulous!!! $5 can't beat it!
    Happy new year, thank you for linking!

  10. What type of plant is in the vase? I'm curious. I like how you hold up the plant vase or should I say plant jar? It's nice to see something different because most people just have plants hanging on the ceiling or have them in pots or vases on a table or the ground.

    -Zane of ontario honey