Here is the before with the old brown color.
Here is the new look. I cropped it so you couldn't see the rest of what I worked on this weekend.
I used the same Chateau Gray chalk paint that I used on the sideboard.
Actually I painted the mantel in the Old White chalk paint first and then I said nope and painted over it.
You can see how I heavily distressed and then used brown and clear waxes.
I love how the mix of colors really highlight the pattern in this trim.
Mr. Savvy built this mantel all by himself when we built the house. He had never built one before.
I added some live Kimberly Queen ferns to this old planter and placed it in the fireplace for the warmer months. Kimberly Queen is fitting don't ya think? My name is Kimberly and I am the queen of the house. grin
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