Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mantel Makeover

 Hi there friends... 
Hope you all had a wonderful Easter! I hosted and had a house full of family and friends...it was a great day!
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Since the new hardwood floors have been installed I've been keeping busy with painting the walls, trim, & even a few furniture pieces...why stop there!?! 
So I went ahead and painted my mantel...and after seeing the results I wish I did it sooner!!

 I painted it Chateau Grey...AS chalk paint. Distressed it and waxed it with clear wax only.
 This color goes well with the green marble.
Added an ivy plant and tulip to my copper bucket.
 I love how it made all the pretty details stand out...
the hubby is even loving the new look and can't believe it took me this long to do...men!!!
BEFORE...
AFTER...
    Love how it pops against the lighter walls. Another project checked off the list!! Well... this wasn't really on the to-do-list is was one of those light bulb moments lol...does that ever happen to you?!?
 
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46 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

It looks wonderful painted that color!

chateau chic said...

What a great change for your mantel, Martina! Love the color and the contrast.
Mary Alice

Angela Santaniello said...

Love the color you used and it makes the mantel stand out so much more!

Have a great week!

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

Debbiedoos said...

That looks fantastic Martina! As though it was always suppose to look like that.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

It looks great! You're right, the perfect color to go with the marble!

Calypso In The Country said...

It turned out great, Martina! I love the new look and the way it stands out against the wall color!
-Shelley

Kelly said...

The new color looks so much better! I like the muted shade better. It really goes better with the other colors in your room. That was a good light bulb moment!

Maria Elena said...

The mantle looks beautiful, Martina! Love, love the new color. Very pretty!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Beautiful! I love the color!

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

That's lovely Martina, the color compliments the marble and works so well in your room! Great job!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, it looks great, Martina! I love the color you went with and it does go great with the marble. It really stands out now.

Deserae said...

So beautiful....love the color!!!
~Des

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love the change, Martina. Mine was that color at one time. :)

Darrielle Tennenbaum said...

Looking good Martina--love it!

Dee Lapin said...

Oh I love it Martina. It's a beautiful color!

NanaDiana said...

Oh My Gosh, Martina. Who would have thought a coat of paint would make THAT much difference? It looks GREAT! I love the color and it really makes it POP out now-it looks "important". LOVE it! xo Diana

Debbie said...

Oh no.
My poor husband.

Now, I'm going to want to add "...and paint the mantel" to our living room list of projects. We have a big old honking mantel piece, too.

It looks just lovely!!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It looks so much more substantial in gray. Great choice. So pretty!

must love junk said...

Martina, it looked pretty white, but you're right--now it really pops! Gorgeous color :)
Susan

Debra Oliver said...

love that gray, it really works with the marble!

The Charm of Home said...

That is fantastic Martina! Such a great color!
Sherry

Terry Moore said...

Wow, I looks great and so much softer against the marble/granite/tile. Have you seen my gray china hutch yet? Amazing what paint can do!

The French Hutch said...

Hi Martina, I love your new paint color. It really does make the mantel pop against the lighter color. Beautiful container with the ivy and tulips.......
I love how paint changes everything! Great makeover...........

Cindy Ritchie said...

I love it! You went from Builder White to WOW! Now I am looking at my mantel...

Ron said...

WOW! It looks terrific Martina! You certainly have a talent!

A Pocketful of Blue said...

That's a beautiful color - perfect for your mantel. It looks like it was meant to be!

ANNE said...

Wow, it went from pretty to FANTASTIC! What a great colour, I love it!!

Gail said...

It looks beautiful Martina! I love the color!!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Martina, The makeover turned out great. Love the new color!!

Tamyra Positively Southern said...

WOW! What a spectacular change painting the mantel made! Guess it is time for me to get on the Annie Sloan bandwagon!

Cynthia said...

Martina this is such a huge change but let me tell you a fantastic one. I love this color and how it plays off t he walls and that marble.

Cynthia

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautiful color, you did good!
Blessings,
Cindy

Simply Suzannes at Home said...

Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

Thanks so much for coming b and leaving such kind comments, Martina!
I loved that you came by, because it brought me back to your beautiful blog.
Your mantle make-over is so pretty!!
Thanks so much for sharing!
Have a wonderful week,
Suzanne

Olive said...

You gave the mantle more depth of color. Love it.

Nancy's Notes said...

Martina, what a grand new look! I love your style and decor, just awesome!
Have a wonderful day~
Nancy

Debbie Koperski said...

Oh my goodness! This looks just beautiful! You did a wonderful job on your mantel, Martina. Love the color.
Debbie

pam {simple details} said...

Wow Martina! That gave it such a special custom look! What a perfect choice for the paint color, it's so rich against the marble! Thanks for stopping by Best of the Nest!

Vel Criste said...

Love the simplicity and elegance of your mantle! Linking back from Best of the nest!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love it that color!!!!....Looks fantastic!!

My Forever Changing Home said...

Very very pretty! I like the darker color for a change. You did a fantastic job. I'm visiting from A Stroll Thru Life, I'm your newest follower.
Sherry

Pam Kessler said...

That makes such a HUGE difference. I was never much of a grey person before, but I am loving it now! It goes so well with everything. Love that pot of tulips too! Off to go check you out at Marty's.

Custom Comforts said...

Your mantel is beautiful Martina! It has so much more personality now than when just white. I know there are times when I put off doing a project only to be so pleased with it when finished and wonder too why I waited so long. Great makeover.
Cindy

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Martina, the new color looks so warm and inviting, what a pretty change!!

Patricia Krank said...

What an amazing transformation! I liked your mantel before but this color is really gorgeous. I am definitely pinning for future reference.
Blessings,
Patti

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I love how the new color blends in with the surrounding. I think it makes the area more cozy as well

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

What a beautiful paint job, Martina! I love the color you chose, it's so warm and inviting for your mantle. Thanks for linking up with us at Best of the Nest!

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