Thursday, February 15, 2018

DIY Farmhouse Style Wood Corbels

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I have some big plans for our dining room ceiling in the upcoming months. But, I wanted to try out this idea before I committed to the other thing. We have a perfect spot for some corbels in the entry to our dining room. I saw some corbels at Hobby Lobby that I fell in love with, and decided that they would be super simple and cheap to make. And they were!
diy farmhouse style wood corbels. DIY corbels. Farmhouse decor and decorating ideas
 The supplies I used:
Two 2x2 wood pieces at 10" long
One 1x2 wood piece at 7" long
Miter saw
Wood glue
Wood stain in dark walnut
Petroleum jelly
White latex paint
Sandpaper 

Step 1: Have your wood cut to size.
diy farmhouse style wood corbels. DIY corbels. Farmhouse decor and decorating ideas
 Step 2: On one end of each of the 2x2s, cut a 45 degree angle.
diy farmhouse style wood corbels. DIY corbels. Farmhouse decor and decorating ideas
 Step 3: Measure 1/2 inch in from the longest side of the 45 degree angle, mark it, and then do a straight cut down.
diy farmhouse style wood corbels. DIY corbels. Farmhouse decor and decorating ideas
 Step 4: Cut a 45 degree angle on each end of the 1x2, opposite directions so it appears similar to the below picture
diy farmhouse style wood corbels. DIY corbels. Farmhouse decor and decorating ideas
 Step 5: Using wood glue, attach the two 2x2s together. You can use a nail gun at this point also to secure them. I didn't, I just used wood glue during this whole process to keep it simple.
diy farmhouse style wood corbels. DIY corbels. Farmhouse decor and decorating ideas
 Step 6: Add the 1x2 to the middle of the piece with wood glue (and nails, optional).
diy farmhouse style wood corbels. DIY corbels. Farmhouse decor and decorating ideas
 Step 7: Stain the corbels.

Step 8: Add petroleum jelly to the edges and corners.
diy farmhouse style wood corbels. DIY corbels. Farmhouse decor and decorating ideas
 Step 9: Paint with white latex paint. It took about 3 coats for mine to fully cover.
diy farmhouse style wood corbels. DIY corbels. Farmhouse decor and decorating ideas
 Step 10: Use the sandpaper to scruff up the edges and let the stain show through. The more petroleum jelly you placed on the entire piece will dictate the amount of distressing you will see. 
diy farmhouse style wood corbels. DIY corbels. Farmhouse decor and decorating ideas
 And they are done! Now time to hang them :) Or just use them as cool faux architectural salvage pieces in your decor.
diy farmhouse style wood corbels. DIY corbels. Farmhouse decor and decorating ideas
 I hung mine in the corner with 2 1/2 inch nails with my nail gun. 

Can't wait to see what's next for this ceiling! My husband might freak, so I may have to wait until he's gone for a few days lol :) 

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