(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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