Have you ever seen a pediment broken off of the furniture it used to be attached to, and wondered what to do with it? I see them often at auction or at antique stores.
They are usually well-priced because people don’t know what to do with them. There are actually many things you can do with them. This is just one idea.
I know the pediment would probably look better if I painted it to match the white mirror, but I love the patina on this very old pediment, so I left it stained.
It looked boring before, and I wasn’t sure what I would do in here, but I’m loving the new look. And how else can you get that much character from simply using a hammer to put a nail in the wall? Since it has picture-hanging wire on the back, if I can change my mind, the pediment can easily be moved to another room.
It really goes well with my antique towel holder too.
Love the pediment and love the look of the stained wood with the white.
I’ve had a finial that fell off a garden trellis many years ago and it sits on my dresser, but now I finally know what to do with it thanks to your towel holder idea!
Penny @ The Comforts of Home says
I love it! I love the natural patina. It looks great. And to answer your beginning question…yes I have! Something similar to your piece in my kitchen lounge area. You can see it here:
I love it Anita and love that you kept it stained! Have a wonderful Easter!!
I have some wine goblets in which the stem is an old glass candlestick and the goblet is a newly crafted clay shape. Do those count? (:
Catherine Beck says
What a great idea, and such a nice way of displaying something that would otherwise be unloved and unused. Will definitely be looking out for one on my vintage seeking travels. xxx
I’ve been wondering how you used it. Very cool idea!
That’s so funny, last week I went to a huge barn of second hand furniture and the first thing my friend spotted was a piece very similar to that which had obviously broken off something, I asked her what she wanted it for and she said, above the door…what a co-incidence. I will now look at things a little differently when I go to these second hand/vintage shops. I did buy an old handle to go on the cupboard in my office. It was I think off an old box but I thought it would work and it was a little more unusual than a knob itself.
Thank you for reminding us that we don’t have to just re-finish old pieces, we can re-use broken pieces too.
Cool I idea, will remember that when I’m out antiquing. Thanks
Have a great day.
Carol Paulus-Kalis says
Love what you did to put more pizazz on the sewing table. So pretty and looks great in the room.