Architectural Ornaments

All architectural ornaments used on The Joy of

Architectural Ornaments

Joseph’s New Appliques

They came in and I’ll have to say is, wow, the resolution is amazing. — Joseph, The Joy of Moldings reader I agree, Joseph. And you can’t go wrong with the beautiful urns and swag ornaments you chose to use…

Architectural Ornaments, Corbels, Molding & Millwork Inventory


Traditional Style After looking at many corbels used during the American Colonial and Federal architectural periods, I finally settled on this resin corbel for Greg’s fireplace mantel. It’s made by a company called Outwater Plastics, makers of all kinds of…

Architectural Ornaments, Corbels, Molding & Millwork Inventory


Traditional Style Resin corbels like these are an excellent addition to the architectural details you design and install in your home. The detail resolution on this one in quite nice, even rivaling some plaster corbels. Just look at how nice…

Architectural Ornaments, Corbels


Traditional Style After working so hard to build a beautiful mantel or entablature, you sure don’t want to skimp on the quality of corbel you use. In this case I found some perfectly good, hand carved corbels at my local…

Architectural Ornaments

Architectural Ornaments: To Paint, or Not to Paint

Architectural ornaments, like these rosettes on the facade of a historic building in Bisbee, do not always get a detailed coat of paint like the one on the left. And the same holds true for the appliques you install on…

Architectural Ornaments

Architectural Ornament-7652

Scroll and Leaf Center Applique An applique perfect for the center of a door or window entablature (see it applied to a swan’s neck entablature here, fifth picture down), a fireplace mantel center, or a window valance box/pelmet. Applique Specifications

Architectural Ornaments, Our Molding Makeover Updates

Test Painting A Ceiling Ornamment Gold

[This is part of our Our Molding Makeover.  See all updates here.] I thought I’d paint the center of this applique gold to see how it looks up against our blue ceiling border. Come take a look and tell me…

Architectural Ornaments

Architectural Ornament-7251

Acanthus Rosette, Rectngular Applique This applique would also look nice in the capitals of a door or window entablature.  The capitals of a fireplace mantel would be another great place.  The details you need to order this appliqe are right…

Architectural Ornaments

Architectural Ornament-9334

Violin & Lute, Ribbon & Frond Musical Instruments Applique This woodworking applique is perfect for the center of a door surround or fireplace mantel.  Here are the details you’ll need to order one for yourself. Applique Specifications