This mantel was white washed or pickled wood. It surrounds slate tiles. The grays and earth tones of the stone were so nice, but the color tones of the wood mantel just didn't work anymore So, my client chose a gray/brownish color sample and wanted me to paint, age and distress the mantel.
This is a very large family room and kitchen with very high walls and a stairwell.
My client really liked how the mantel turned out and asked me to paint the kitchen cabinets to match the mantel. So, we decided that I would use the same color combination, but not do the distressing, like the mantel.
My clients were very happy with the way everything turned out.
The mantel is one of my very favorite things that I've painted. It really did look very old.