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Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Carrying the Mantle

{Painted Mantle}

I have had such a crazy day, I am getting to this post a few hours later than I had hoped. I listed it on Kijiji earlier and I have had some interest already....

I was really excited to find this little gem. It was an empty mantle for an electric fireplace and looked like this when I found it:

It wasn't too bad, but the stain was a little dated and the finish was pretty scratched. When I took it home with me I felt like I had really scored with this treasure! I love the idea of being able to add architectural interest in a smaller space that doesn't really have any. I think this would be so great in an apartment or condo ~ part of me is hoping to be able to keep it for our bedroom as it would be perfect in there.... 

I primed and painted it with my favourite new product from Benjamin Moore that I have raved about here earlier. The colour is a beautiful pale and creamy grey ~ Balboa Grey and will easily complement any decor.

The edges are very lightly distressed, but for the most part, I just let the nice clean lines do their work.

It is not too big ~ a manageable size at 
40"H x 33 1/2"W x 12 1/4D.

It is available right here for purchase.

If you have a piece of furniture that needs a makeover, I would love to talk to you about that. Please feel free to email me at for more information. I am also on Facebook and Twitter and one day I will add the buttons on the side to link you there.... Not today, but one day. 


Tanis said...

I love this! Where do you go to find these great things?

hour25 said...

Thanks Tanis! I like to hunt for things that someone else has discarded ~ Thrift Stores, Kijiji, garage sales, donations from people looking to unload things....