Monday, August 18, 2014

BEAUTIFUL MANTEL I PAINTED TO LOOK OLD & DISTRESSED


Back to the home where I repaired the black and gold powder room chest two posts back.


This is the mantel that I painted to look distressed and very old.
I have lots of really good furniture finish samples in my studio and my client and her decorator came by and picked out a finish and the colors they wanted on the mantel.
AMAZING!!  I love that wallpaper!


My favorite thing is to make things look old!


Isn't this just fabulous???  That wallpaper is glorious and that mantel is so tall I had to stand on a ladder to paint the top.  Of course, this picture is when I first finished the painting and before the client moved in.


When I started, it was unfinished wood.  
Whoever designed this mantel is a master!! 
I just think it is sooo beautiful!!
Next, I'll show you the kitchen island and then the pantry door I painted to look like it came out of an old pastry or cake shop in Paris.  (that's what she said!)

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    1. Thank you!! It looks so pretty with the other furnishings in her room.

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  2. Gorgeous! I love all of the depth in your patina!

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    1. Thank you, GIgi! It does take layers to look like that. That means coming back several days.

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  3. This is breath taking! Wow! You are so talented. I really love paint.
    Thanks for saying hi. You are the best!

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    1. Thank you!! This whole house is beautifully decorated.

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  4. Stunning! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. Thank you!! It was a relief that the client and decorator were happy with it.

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  6. What a stunning Mantel...you did a fabulous job!

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    1. Thank you so much!! It truly is a beautifully designed mantel.

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  7. Oh my oh my oh my, Lynda!! The mantle is quite beautiful itself...but the painting that you did is just incredible!! Wow, and Wow again!! Such a lovely talent that you have! Well done!! Hugs, Catherine

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    1. Catherine, thank you so much!! I'm so glad I get to see and be a tiny part of these beautiful homes. This one truly is beautiful!!!!

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  8. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy

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  9. Really does look like a vintage piece Lynda. You did an amazing job! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  10. Oh, that is very pretty. You are so talented!
    Sherry

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  11. The mantel is gorgeous! You are really talented! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

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