Ok, pardon my horrid garage… There is a WHOLE LOT going on in there.. and it’s on my list of places to “reclaim” in the next few weeks….
This is one of the fastest beautification jobs I have ever done. I started with a fireplace mantle that is well, kind of ugly and boring. It had been used as a headboard with an frame and what used to be a mirror… It was certainly unique and I loved the idea- certainly something to try later. I took it apart and decided to put the mantle back as a focal point….
Ok, sneak peek of the final color too since I forgot the “real” before picture….
The shop where I sell most of my pieces is called Weathered Elegance. We’ve had a few mantles, they always sell so quickly… When we got this one, we wanted it to be a showpiece that was beautiful on it’s own, and accented the merchandise on and around it beautifully.
I used maybe 4 oz of Shabby paints in Garfield Grey and then finished it off with VAX. This is seriously the easiest finish I have ever used- dries super fast and NO buffing or reapplication- NONE! I am completely in L.O.V.E.
One coat of paint- that’s it!
a quick distressing….
Have you tried Shabby Paints yet? If you’re local pick some up at Weathered Elegance.. if not, check out https://shabbypaints.com/shabby-paintsretailers/ to find the stylist near you.
In place at the shop…..
SO yes… I took the plunge and became a stylist with Shabby Paints. I love these products and just had to introduce them to you. I’ll still use and recommend all kinds of different things and brands as they’re appropriate because that’s what I have done all along and it’s who I am…. though seriously, you HAVE to try this stuff!
Oh! and that other former mirror turned headboard?
Just wait till you see what I did with that!