If August has decided to have weather like October then I might as well start thinking about a warm crackling fire in the fireplace. :)
Of course I'm not going to make a fire yet. What would the neighbors think?
I doubt you noticed it in the great room paint reveal post last week, but the mantel had a small change made to it.
I know y'all that are regular readers are saying, again? Seriously? Like how many times have you painted your mantel?
Well, I didn't paint it again, but did darken it some with wax. I thought I would take you down mantel change memory lane.
It was originally white, but the first color I painted it was this dark brown with regular latex paint.
Then chalk paint came on the scene and I had to try it. This is Chateau Grey by Annie Sloan.
Then I went gray with French Linen and a white wash layering with Annie's paints.
Then I lightened it up more with a heavier white wash.
After we lightened up the walls I had to darken the mantel one more time.
I mixed some MMS milk paint in Typewriter (black) with her wax and rubbed it on.
This mantel has lots of layers, but that just makes it look better.
For those of you who don't already know Mr. Savvy built this mantel. It was his first. That man can do anything when he wants to.
We'll see how long it stays like this. wink