Sunday, November 4, 2012

Antique Panels Reinvented

I bought these panels at the flea market a  couple of months ago.  They were wood and in really rough shape.  As you can see they are not a perfect match because parts of them had fallen off, but I'm a sucker for anything even remotely resembling an architectural element.

 

 At the end of the post you'll see what they started out as, but my husband painted them and put a dark stain over them and I think he did a great job.  These would be great on either side of a double doorway but Pat, the owner of our shop at Aubergine Emporium, came up with a totally brilliant idea.  They can be used on the sides of a bed.  Drill a hole through them, and attach a beautiful wall sconce like below.  My wall sconces are pretty simple but imagine one dripping with crystals in an antique French surrounding.  Tres magnifique if you ask me.  Can't you just see the sparkle of the lighting and the crystals?  Too bad we are not redoing our bedroom.
 So here is one of the panels before the makeover.  These are actually the sides of an old antique armoire.  Thanks to my husband, they are much sturdier and ready for duty wherever they end up.

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Mondays          Le Chateau des Fleurs       The Graphics Fairy    
                                      Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday
Tuesdays          Knick of Time       Coastal Charm  
                                      Boogie Board Cottage    A Stroll Thru Life   
                                     Cozy Little House Tweak it Tuesday
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Thursdays        The Shabby Creek Cottage    No Minimalist Here 
                                     Between Naps on the Porch Tablescape Thursday    
                                     Rustic Restorations Homespun Happenings
Fridays            French Country Cottage       My Romantic Home        Miss Mustard Seed
                                    Potpourri Friday     Common Ground
                                    The Charm of Home    Rooted in Thyme
Saturdays        Funky Junk Interiors

Sundays           My 1928 Charmer Sunday's Best


5 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They are beautiful, Maggie! What a great job your husband did with them. I could see these being used in lots of ways, too.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Those panels are wonderful architectural elements! Great idea to add a crystal sconce to the front for extra lighting in a room.

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Wow Maggie...those look wonderful! What a nice architectural find!

Susie said...

Once again Maggie, you have made something so wonderful from a basic item. xoxo, Susie

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Oh I really like these. You're right about the panels with a fancy sconce. It would be awesome!