March 26, 2013

My Mantle..

A few years ago, OK more than a few, I got this wild idea.. I really stole the idea from my old neighbors my brain doesn't work that fast.  Our fireplace mantle was white. Its what the builder put in. I got tired of looking at it and I saw what my neighbors had done. They bought this spray paint that makes whatever you put it on look like concrete. I liked! that idea. I went out and bought a dark gray color because at the time our walls were a very light color. When it was done it looked really nice.. Then a few years later, I decided we needed to pain the den. I wanted a different more rich color on the walls so now the den and the fireplace looked like this.. 


Yeah not the best looking color combo.. Well, finally about two weeks ago I couldn't stand it anymore and I wanted to get rid of this dark color because I also plan on repainting the walls again in the near future. I don't know what color the walls would be but you can't go wrong with white right?..So I got to work. 


Taped everything up and got to painting.. It took three coats but I finally finished it. 



While I still don't like the wall color anymore I do however like the mantle much better in white.. Next week I think I'll go down to Lowes and look at some paint colors for the walls.. 


7 comments:

  1. Love the white! It looks beautiful :)

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  2. Well, they say everything comes full circle-----even if it does take three coats of paint to do it! lol Love it white, too- xo Diana

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  3. White is perfect. It pops off the wall!

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  4. Can't ever go wrong with white. I like your mantel much better now and it looks larger than before. Anxious to see what color you paint the walls.
    How is Bailey doing?
    Cindy

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  5. When you first said that you got tired of looking at the white mantle I had to snicker. I had my basement mantle painted white. I have been wanting a white mantle ever since I left mine in my previous home. Then I saw that you went back to white. I love it! Really brightens the room up. Curious to see what color you choose for the walls.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  6. Love the white too! My mantel is oak and I'd love to paint it! Maybe this summer... so much to do!

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  7. Spring is such a time for change, it seems like we wake up and look around and decide what can I make better out of what I have.

    Great job.

    Jen

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