Sunday, January 27, 2013

PAINTING GAYLE'S MANTEL FROM PICLKLED, WHITE WASHED OAK TO BLACK DISTRESSED

(UPDATE:  OMGoodness!!  I was working at Gayle's this morning and she told me that she had played golf yesterday and got a hole-in-one!!  Her golf friends were cheering and when she got home her husband had already started celebrating!! and had banners and stuff around congratulating her. WOW!  Congratulations, Gayle!!)  
     Gayle loves decorating her home.  A while back I painted those peach walls.  Her dining room is attached to this living room and has peach walls, also. I asked if we could paint her ceiling a peachy red to blend with the walls and she let me paint that, too.  I don't have photos of her dining room ceiling, but will take some next week because I'm working there again starting Monday.
     Her mantel in her living room was a pickled oak finish.  One of us mentioned the black and I knew it would look really good with all of her peach decor and her black rug and furniture.  (well, I just talked to Gayle and she said it was my idea to paint her mantel black.  She said I was there painting something else and I told her we just had to paint the mantel black! and she agreed and let me paint it and she just said that she loves the way it looks now.)
Doesn't this room look soooo cozy!!
Painting the mantel black made such a dramatic difference to the room.
First, I primed the mantel.  Then, I painted it with a black oil based paint and rubbed the edges with a rag so the brown base coat color would show through, thus looking a bit distressed.
Then, I sealed it with two coats of an oil based sealer.
I love the way this turned out and it looks so beautiful in her already beautiful living room.
This is Gayle's dining room ceiling.  The peachy red adds a nice touch to the dining room and ties in so nicely with the living room decor.
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18 comments:

  1. Distressed black is one of my favority finishes. Looks fabulous.

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    1. Thank you, Maggie. Black is such a good accent color, too.

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  2. Love the distressed black!! Thanks for sharing on Something To Talk About Link Party!

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  3. Very pretty! Thank you for sharing with us at Brag About It!
    ~Laurie
    www.myhusbandhastoomanyhobbies.blogspot.com

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  4. The black really does make a fabulous statement! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. I know! It looks so good with all of her peachy tones.

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  5. Loved the distressed black! It really makes the fireplace stand out!

    Jamie | anderson + grant

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    1. Gayle is very happy with her mantel. Her whole home is so beautiful.

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  6. Because I did not see it before but knowing the pickled wood, this makes the room look elegant!!

    Thanks for sharing on Friday Features this week.
    Have Happy Easter!
    Karren

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    1. It really did turn out the way we thought it would. She has other black accents around the room,too.

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  7. Wow. Everything is so warm with the peach! Congrads to Gayle on her home in 1 btw. + Thank you so much for linking this up at SHARE IT sunday linky party. So glad to have you with us on Easter Sunday! Till next week! ~ Rose

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    1. You're right! The peachy tones are very warm and cozy.

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  8. I love how the distressed black mantel pops against the peach of the walls. It does definitely look quite cozy in there - a place I would love to spend my afternoons. Thank you so much for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

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    1. I know what you mean. It really is a cozy and inviting room.

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