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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mantel Makeover – Fireplace Complete!

Yesterday I shared one of our larger projects that Hubby and I completed.  I figured I should share the finished post as well.

When we open the cottage this month, we will take on a pretty big project, however, the fireplace will always be our favorite!

As you know, we selected one big project to complete at the cottage – the fireplace!
We worked in several stages:
When I left off we had to finish the base in stone and figure out what to do with the mantel.
Hubby tackled the base.
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After this stage, we were done with the stones.  It really completed this focal point in our room.
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Next, I took on the mantel.  It is a solid piece of wood, so out came the paint.
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It has a nice detail on the front.
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Crazy blue!  It is a sample oops pot I got a while back.  I used it on my French Chair.
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I covered the blue with an oops gray.
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Once dry, I took 100 grit sandpaper and rubbed over the detail on the front.
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I am so thrilled with the end result!
So, here is a quick before and after.
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I am so glad that this project is complete!
Enjoy the day!

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Unknown said...

Beautiful, love it! I am so about the aqua paint colour these days...

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

So pretty! I have always wanted a stone fireplace!! :)

April @ An Urban Acre said...

Incredible transformation! I can't believe how well the fireplace turned out - you guys are so brave and talented!

michelle@decorandthedog said...

Looks great! Bet you're glad to have it finished!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Just lovely! On to the next project!

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Cassie Bustamante said...

that is such neat woodwork on that mantle! the paint and distressing really makes it stand out!

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