This footboard has been through a few makeovers, and as most of you know that follow it was repurposed and hangs above my fireplace. Here is the latest of one makeover. Those of you that are new, probably thinking why would you use a footboard over the mantel…right? It is probably the cheapest (was given to me from my mom) way to fill in the wall space between the fireplace and vaulted ceiling and I love using the unusual and unexpected to bring character to any room.
It originally started off white and then chalk painted, highlighted and waxed. Here it is decorated for fall. Another reason I like using this footboard is the top part can serve as another, so to speak, mantel for decorating .
At the time the house was decorated in richer colors and since then the entire house has gone through a lot of transformations, refinishing, repainting and adding lighter pieces. To bring the footboard to a lighter color, an application of a lighter paint was applied along with a crackle finish. If you look at the pictures above you will see where the medallions were disassembled from the pictures, and used directly on the footboard.
Although I do like the footboard, there was always something I felt it was missing.
The legs always seemed out of place…I felt they either needed to be cut off??? or extended down to the mantel??? but really didn't want to do either in case I ever did want to use it for it's original purpose. (The headboard it being used in the guest room.)
While putting the house back together (after carpet and paint) I ran across these two sconces that were originally in the living room.
They were once chalk painted to coordinate with the colors of the living room and to coordinate with the footboard an application of textured Rust-oleum was applied.
and to bring in the new colors of the room a Kiwi candle was added.
I am really happy with how the sconces fit perfect in the leg area and feel it now completes the foot board. Although it has been a process to put the house back together, sometimes while looking at your old pieces and redecorating it brings new ideas to another room. Like this piece of iron wall art that sat on the ladder for the longest time.
It also was spray painted the same color of the sconces
and now hangs in the middle of the footboard.
I don't know about you, but I really think these sconces completed the look of the footboard…it almost looks like the scones were meant to be and is a perfect home for the legs of the footboard.
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