I worked on the mantle. again.
So, after preparing the tile behind the fireplace by priming 3 times (I think this picture is from the 1st coat)
and sanding the the mantle completly down, which meant taking off the old stain(s)... remember this house was built in the 1940's... so I think it's been painted and stained a few times.
I forgot to take a picture of it before I started, but here it is towards the beginning.
And, then voila!
We both had a dark stain in mind... so Saturday night we couldn't wait to attack Mr. Mantle with the magic liquid!
Paint it! Solution to everything, right?
We choose to reverse our color scheme, and go with the dark grey on the tile and white for the mantle. See the lovefest below.
This was the 1st coat of primer. Kind of a cool antique look right? (I will remember that for the future.)
I painted him four times; two coats of primer and two coats of Polar Bear White Behr paint.
We are in love.