Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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!

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Now it’s fresh and white and lovely!

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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).

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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

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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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38 comments:

  1. What a beautiful transformation - I painted mine too as soon as we moved in !!!
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    1. Thanks Suzan! I love how it turned out! Makes such a big difference doesn't it? I'm sure you love yours now too!

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  2. Love it! It goes great with your window trim now too!

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  3. It looks fabulous, Heather! Your mirror is gorgeous, too. I think silver rods would look great since you have the mirror, but I'm not a designer...just my humble opinion.
    Debbie :)

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  4. Looks fantastic! The white paint makes a HUGE difference.

    Amanda @ Dreamsicle Sisters

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  5. Wow! I love how the paint lightened up the whole look. I would probably try silver rods...love that mirror!

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  6. wayyyyy better....I love the rich white contrast.....

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  7. Wow! It looks so much better painted white!! It's funny how that little bit of paint makes such a huge impact!! I think either would work really (black or silver). I can't wait to see your drapes.

    Jenny from diywithjenandb.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Jenny! Paint does do miracles! I think silver rods is the way to go too!

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  8. Oooo, that bright white paint is perfect! I also like the silver rod idea to tie in with your mirror :)

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  9. Looks just beautiful and it really pops right off your wall!

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  10. It looks so much better. And I LOVE that mirror.

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    1. Thanks Teri! That mirror seriously makes the whole room I think! Yay for Homesense!!

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  11. So beautiful and you're absolutely right about making your mantlescape (hah, is that a word?!) pop!

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  12. Very pretty! I'd use black curtain rods.

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous Heather! The white is beautiful!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  14. I love the transformation. It's a lot brighter.

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  15. I love it! Isn't it amazing what a transformation paint can make. Great job:)
    Krista

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  16. Love the fresh white paint. I think anything painted in white is better. If you get a chance, please link up to my party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/06/sunday-linky-party-10.html

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  17. Your mantel looks so light and inviting now!

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  18. Thanks everyone! It looks gives the room more rythem in white versus the brown! I'm learning about rythem in my decor course right now! :D

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  19. Beautiful Heather! It looks so much better! I love it white!

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  20. Thanks for sharing your amazing mantel transformation! Stop by House on the Way tomorrow to see it featured! Feel free to grab a "featured" button too. Have a great week.
    Leslie

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  21. It really makes a huge difference. Looks gorgeous and elegant. I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I"ve Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

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  22. Love it! I painted my brick fireplace white...I'm always a fan of white paint! Looks great.
    I would be thrilled if you shared this over at my Ginger Jamboree Link Party!

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  23. Hi Heather,

    Do you know what material was used for your fire place surround? Is it granite? We are re-doing our fireplace mantle & surround and I like what you have!

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    1. Hi Amy! Thanks for your compliments!! It's some sort of tile....not granite. I'm not sure what exactly it is or where it was purchased, the previous homeowners had it done. It's a very generic common type, beige. There are so many nice tiles out there though - good luck redoing yours!

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  24. Heather, that's such a great makeover! It looks so fresh and bright!

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  27. Paint never ceases to amaze me. Looks fabulous. Featuring you today! Thanks for partying with me.

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  28. Love those brown chairs/recliners? Where did you get them?

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