Sunday, March 7, 2010

The journey of a fake Mantel

 Well, you have all seen my mantle transform, and take on many different looks. I was at it again today, this time with wallpaper!! Lets take a look back at the old mantel.
This is what it looked like when I got it
Then I painted the bricks.
I then painted it all white. I liked it the best like this, but thought it needed something else. So I bought a roll of textured wallpaper
Harrison enjoyed himself! Where ever I am he always seems to want to watch
I cut it to size and put it on the main panel
The detail is pretty! I had to give it a coat of white paint because it was a different colour then the mantel.
Then I added glaze.

(these were taken at night so they don't look the best.) It looks awesome!! Just what it needed! Now it is time to put all the Easter decorations out and dress up the new mantel! Hopefully sometime this week! Watch for tomorrows post on PAINT! 

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  1. very pretty indeed!
    the textured paper takes the whole look to a totally different level! awesome!

  2. Hi! I am working on a house now and i REALLY want one of these! I am planning to put a mirror where the fire would be so that i can put candles in front of it in a sort of collage :) yours is really cute!

  3. That is so clever! I really like that!

  4. The transformation from the first picture to the last is amazing! Good job.

  5. Looks great! Nice thinking.

  6. Wonderful makeover. The textured wallpaper gives the mantel so much more detail and interest.
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. It is amazing how subtle and yet dramatic the textured wall paper looks! I am going to have to get my hands on some. The fireplace looks great. Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today!


  8. It looks so elegant, I love it! My cats always want to "help" with my projects too.

  9. It looks wonderful! We have a similar mantel, so I may give this a try. I'm always looking for something to spice it up! Great job.

  10. Great job!
    Following you over from Shabby Chic Cottage!
    I am a follower!
    Please stop by!

  11. Clever idea! The glaze was a wonderful touch, too.

  12. Love it!! I am contemplating trying that wallpaper the doors of my entertainment/storage cabinet. You might have just inspired me to do so!!!

  13. Did you -paint the paper first, or just lay in on the wet paint and hold it there? How did the impressions turn out so clear?