Can you believe it?
I painted the fireplace surround after years of practically begging.
Well, NO, that’s not true, I never begged, but I whined a time or two.
This is our Valentine mantel as of last week.
You see, I think the new MAN chair was the deal breaker for Mike.
As you can see the during process is never fun.
Mike is always the taper because, I am not very good at that.
Mike is totally LOVING his new chair.
He had it custom made through club furniture.com
Now you can really see the detail of the Shabby chic mirror that recently spoke to Mike.
I know, he’s an odd one.
That’s why I love him soooo.
This is our Valentine mantel, as of this week:)
I am excited to do Spring now!
I truly enjoyed working with the La Craie paint.
Any chalky paint would work and there are many options out there.
No before prep work as far as sanding and priming goes.
Just open, stir and watch the magic happen.
It dries fast too, so I had this done in a half a day.
The color is called Wrought iron and it is a TRUE black.
After the paint dried, I distressed the surrounding area with a grit 80.
I then used a wax to have that finished smooth look.
It turned out exactly the way I had envisioned in my head.
That never happens so, I was pretty smitten.
Now all the detail really stands out.