20 FURNITURE APPLIQUES that will keep you inspired

 

Appliques and wood decorations are a fun and clever way to
add ornate design to a furniture or cabinet project. I've used
appliques to hide old screw holes and damage to the wood on
a few projects. They can change the shape of furniture and
even change the era it may seem to belong to. Wood
appliques can usually just be glued into place but when you
get creative and start thinking outside of the box you will
need something stronger to mount cast iron ornaments like
on this blue dresser (#1)







You can cut wood appliques to get different looks (#2) 

  


These 6 drawers were embellished with plastic appliques made from garden fencing
(#3)                                                                                                (#4)

    


These antique door decorations look quite different depending how they are finished
 (#5)                                                (#6)

  
    

Metal decorations need to be attached with screws like these next cast iron embellishments
(#7)                                                   (#8)

  


I've repurposed these ornate pieces from other unwanted furniture (#9)

  


When you have left and right appliques, turn them to see all the different possibilities (#10)
  


Check if that thrift store picture frame will work as an applique on your next furniture project (#11)



Headboards are a great place to add appliques to define your style
(#12)                                                              (#13) 

  


These double urns and corner appliques were perfect cover ups for some old holes in the wood
(#14)                                                   (#15)

  


You can even use an applique to embellish a glass door by sticking it with double sided tape (#16)

  
  

Make custom appliques with bakable polymer clay like these one-of-a-kind key hole escutcheons (#17)



These embellishments above and below this mirror are parts from
a plastic spoon rake found at a second hand store (#18)



Appliques make a romantic statement on the bottom edge of dressers and nightstands (#19)  



customize the look by cutting the wood to the shape of the decorations (#20)

 


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4 comments:

  1. I love furniture embellishments and am always looking for what you have listed in this post. Great roundup of ideas for inspiration. Definitely pinning.

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  2. You are a genius!!! Thanks for opening my mind to see new things!!!

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  3. Just came back to browse. Love reading your stuff. It takes a special eye to notice what would make an applique, vs. just something to have because someday, one'll do something with it! Like most of us! I'm off to your Etsy shop.
    Thanks for sharing.

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