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!)