Well guys, my antique-loving heart is so full today because I finally found the perfect vintage corbels for our reading nook. I’ve literally been searching for corbels for at least a year now, maybe longer, but I just never found any that were the right size or shape for this little space. But I was antiquing recently (as I always do!) and I came across the most glorious pile of vintage porch railings and corbels I have ever seen. Seriously, it felt like Christmas. I was alone, so unfortunately I didn’t have anyone to hug, but dang. I was one happy lady. Anyway, I bought one of the railings and we just got it hung up in our reading nook this weekend. I can’t wait to show you guys how it looks! But first let me show you the original railing and how it looked:
Here she is! As you can see it was pretty long, so I definitely needed to trim it down to work in our reading nook. I started by removing the two corbels from the ends and then measuring the length of our reading nook. After I popped off the two corbels, I simply cut the railing down to size and then re-attached the corbels on both ends.
The corbels were a little wobbly, so we stabilized those with a few extra nails just to hold everything in place. Then my husband used a nail gun and nailed it into our reading nook. BOOM. Done.
And here’s how it looks now!
CUE THE HAPPY DANCE. I seriously love the design of these corbels. They remind me of something you’d see on the porch of an old Victorian style farmhouse. They kind of have an elegant flair to them, right?
Adding this vintage porch railing and corbels to our reading nook was seriously so much fun. It’s like I have my very own little, cozy porch in our living room. Isn’t it funny how the smallest things like this can bring so much joy? I mean, it’s always projects like this that I love doing the most because they give our home so much more character and charm. Our fixer upper just keeps evolving and it’s so fun to share that process with you guys. And even though it isn’t the biggest or the fanciest place, it’s perfect for us and I’m so grateful.Anyway, thanks for stopping in today! I’d love to hear what you think of my new corbels. You know I love to chat!
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