DIY Projects & Decor

Painted Architectural Pediment

I have been looking for an old architectural pediment to hang over the bookcases in my “dining room turned office“.  I found this piece at an antique store. I have no idea what it was in its previous life.  But that’s okay… it was only $10.00 and just what I was looking for. 😀

I didn’t paint it right away.  I don’t know if you know this about me, but I tend to change my mind a lot once in a while.  It sat for some time before I decided to go ahead and paint it.  You just never know when another bright idea will pop in your head.  I had to be sure.

architectural pediment
The BEFORE
Before painting, I gave the piece a light sanding, then wiped it down.
I used two coats of Annie Sloan “Old White” chalk paint.
After the paint dried, I sanded the entire piece again, concentrating more on the edges for a distressed, aged look.
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I love how easy Annie Sloan chalk paint is to sand!  That’s it.  It literally took only a couple of hours to complete.  I’m not a patient painter, so there are no hours or days between paint coats for this girl.  If it feels dry and it needs another coat, then it gets another coat. If the second coat feels dry, and it needs to be sanded, then it gets sanded.  Yes I am a DIY Rebel. 😉
Now it’s hanging above the bookcases in my “Dining Room turned Library“.

Finding a “one of a kind” makes antiquing and thrifting so much fun!
This Loon has been in the family for almost 100 years. My daughter admired it at my in-laws house in New Hampshire. Somehow, it managed the long trek to my house where it now resides for all to see. Obviously I need to teach my daughter to admire a 100-year-old piece of furniture, not a century old bird! I will work on that! 😉

Linking to: House on the Way mop it up mondays {nifty button}

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7 thoughts on “Painted Architectural Pediment”

  1. That turned out super cool!~ I really like that piece. Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comment. I can’t believe you have never been to that park. I recommend a stop for sure. Go to prices chicken and then head on over to a picnic table there.

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