Hi friends! I hope that you all enjoyed your weekend. We had some fantastic spring weather here and it was just what the ‘ole doctor ordered.
I had Friday off and spent part of the day thrift shopping, but struck out at my two favorite Goodwill stores.
I think I was reluctant to buy any more “projects” because I kinda have a back log at home, if ya know what I mean.
I crossed one of those back logged projects off my list this weekend, by performing a little paint magic on my boring builder mantle.
Here’s a before shot for you. As much as I like white trim, this mantle just wasn’t making my heart sing.
First, I tried painting it with French Linen from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
I figured since everyone loves this color, then I’d love it too, right?
Uhh, wrong. I do like the color, kind of a muddy gray, but it was all wrong in my family room.
It made my walls look pink, people.
So I reversed course and painted the mantle the same color as my walls. Flax, from Valspar. (please ignore the dusty red box, k?)
As you can see in this shot, next I “wallpapered” the flat surface with some paintable wallpaper that I picked up at the Goodwill for $2 ages ago.
I painted the wallpaper Old White, then dry brushed on the Flax. The opposite effect of the rest of the mantle.
Are you still with me?
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