This is when the mantel came to life and I fell head over heels. I used Behr Marquee Key Largo mixed with BBFrosch Chalk powder to paint the backing board.
I shopped my home, garage sales, clearance isles and our recycling bucket to find things to decorate the mantel with.
Here is a list of all the supplies I used to redo the mantel from the before to the after-
- Behr Marquee interior flat paint – (color was Key Largo)
- BB Frosch chalk powder
- Ivory Chalk paint
- Clear wax
- Paint brush
- fine grit sand paper
- Pine board (for the shelf)
- Stain (for the shelf)
- Leftover piece of pine to hold the shelf (I cut it down so I had two 12 inch pieces)
- Tape measure
- Drill, drill bit and screws
- Sheet of pine (for the backing)
**I should mention I had the hardware store guys cut the wood for me.
A quick overview of how I took the mantel from the before to the after –
- I used a foam brosh and paint brush to paint the entire mantel in ivory chalk paint and sealed with clear wax. Then I used sand paper to rough it up and give it some character.
- To make the shelf I used my tape measure to measure everything marking with a pencil. I used my level, drill and drill bit to predrill holes where I screwed in the small pine pieces used to hold the shelf up. Then I stained the shelf and screwed it down onto the small pine pieces I had attached.
- For the backing I mixed together Behr paint in Key Largo with BBFrosch chalk powder and gave it two coats. I used my drill and screws to attach it to the back of the mantel.
This frame was silver and $3 on clearance at TJ Maxx. I brushed some of the ivory chalk paint lightly accenting the texture and made a 5×7 hand lettered printable to put in it.
The glass wine jug was from my recycling bin and one of my favorite parts is the height and pop of color the orange flowers add. I used to be so against fake flowers because some just look so cheap and fake but are gorgeous.
I bought the big mirror from a garage sale (more about that redo soon), I already had the rusty gear and small mirror and the little lantern came from the Target dollar spot.
What are your thoughts on the mantel? Love it or sell it?
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