My neighbors were having a yard sale and I picked up a set of wooden brackets that they had taken off their front porch columns. I had always liked them but there are a lot of columns on the front of their house so I think all those brackets maybe were a little much.
But I loved their detail and I’ve been wanting to install decorative brackets in our oversized doorway between our kitchen and dining room. These were perfect. All they needed was a little cleaning, sanding and installing. Easy peasy.
I liked their ivory color and thought they would look nice against our bright white trim. So no painting was necessary, but I thought they needed a more worn look. After washing them off, I sanded them with 60 grit sandpaper. It took a little while to sand all the areas but I liked the effect.
Next, I measured and marked off where they would go. I was lucky that they already had nail holes in them. I just had to buy screws and wall anchors. I drilled the holes then attached the brackets to the doorway.
I love how they look and the bonus I didn’t expect was how these brackets mimick the style of my dining room curtains – the way they’re pulled to opposite sides. Kinda like that was my intention. Sometimes it’s the little changes that can make a big difference and enhance something in your home that might have been overlooked.
Hope you enjoyed this post and maybe there’s a small change you can make in your home that will give you a unexpected big result?