I didn’t design these, of course. But I had been thinking of what to do for the kitchen/breakfast area for way too long a time.
Finally the vision of using cornices in there popped into my head.
At first I thought padded cornices, but I think those are fine but are not the crisp look I wanted. So, wood cornices painted to match the wood trim in the house it would have to be.
I contacted Newell, the owner of Bald Furniture here in the Houston area and he was, fortunately for me, keen on the idea. I gave him my measurements and he quickly gave me a very reasonable quote. I went into his shop and finalized the transaction. He said he doesn’t paint them as he only stains his furniture there. I said I’d paint them as I was going to apply wood appliqués anyways.
I am SO pleased the way these turned out! I sort of dry-brushed these so the paint would be thin enough for the grain to show through just a little. I didn’t want to “antique” them as I didn’t think it would work for the area.
These are pretty huge. One is 9 feet long and the other is 8 1/2 feet long!
Now to wait for the curtains to arrive and someone (maybe me) to hang all these things.
Just one more puzzle piece almost done in my decor rampage.
I shared this on French Country Cottage’s “Feathered Nest Friday”. Thank you so much for hosting such a lovely party where we can share our work and ideas!
Linky back to the party!:
Lovingly ~~ D