My Fireplace Mantel Reveal // A Before and After Makeover with Paint!

Hello everyone – Happy Friday!

I’m finally revealing my fireplace mantel makeover!  I love how it turned out!

Mantel Makeover in Elegant White from Setting for Four

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Do you remember the before?  It was brown stained wood….Boring!



Now it’s fresh and white and lovely!



Here is how I transformed our mantel:

1. Lightly sand the entire mantle with 220 grit sandpaper (wrapped around a piece of wood acting as a sanding block).


2. Wipe off dust.

3. Paint: I used Sherwin Williams trim paint “All Surface Enamel 0’ Acrylic in Extra White Semi Gloss….

…..and a Purdy brush (this brand is THE BEST!!)

….and a small roller

I let each coat dry for 24 hours…..

…..3 coats later it was finished!

What a difference! This white paint makeover really makes my mantel decor pop now!

Leather Manhatten Club chairs from Pottery Barn


Here’s the ‘Before’ and ‘After’ again……What do you think?  Do you love the ‘after’ version as much as me??? Painted Mantel Reveal from Setting for Four

Next to do: Drapes!  (I’m thinking light cream colored panels)

…and sconce lighting on either side of the mirror (and moving the floor lamp!)

What color of rod do you think would look best?  Black? Silver?  Let me know what you think!

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Written by Heather at Setting for Four

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  1. says

    It’s looking awesome, especially I like the color combination and it really matches with the color of wall and the interior of house. I have just purchased a house and I am also looking for a new fireplace to be installed in my house and for that I have consulted with Livingstone- Fireplaces Ireland and they have suggested some design and I am really excited to see the final work.

  2. says

    The fireplace looks nice. it provides beauty to the space where it has been made. There are different type of fireplaces available nowadays. The material used as well as the pattern is totally different and unique. I recently had construction of my new house and have a very different place in living area which i ordered from Nagle fire. For further information you can visit

    • heather says

      Thanks Cori! The paint color is Sherwin Williams Mindful Grey and it is Gorgeous! It’s such a lovely soft grey that goes with lots of other colors! I’m really really loving greys right now! I have this color in our dining room and family room too!


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