Mantel Makeover

I’ve always loved my fireplace with it’s detailed mantel and moldings but have always hated its dark tones and heavy feel. The previous owners paid a lot of money to have this fireplace hand painted, textured and glazed and we finally had had enough!

So it went from this…

To this….

“Ahhhhhhh!” sings the angelic choir! Much better!

Thanks to my ScotchBlue Painter’s Tape with Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector this painting project went off without a hitch! This new tape is awesome! The tape works on a variety of surfaces, UV resistant for 14 days – even in direct sunlight, clean removal without residue, is ideal for hanging film and features Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector for super sharp paint lines!

After lining all my edges it was time to get started! I started off with KILZ oil based primer and then followed it up with two coats of Sherwin Williams “ALABASTER” paint, the same paint color that was used on my kitchen cabinet makeover! Because of all the intricate detail this took me about 7 hours total but was so worth it after we saw how lightening it up made it look like a true focal piece!

This tape was so great to work with and when it came time to peel it off at the end of the project it peeled up with ease and left behind sharp paint lines with no bleed!

A much needed change for a space in our home that is so adored and used by our family! It literally feels like a new room!

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  1. 1

    LOVE the makeover…looks absolutely fantastic!

  2. 2

    Well I have to say I really liked the before mantel, but I LOVE the after! Bright and cheery and it makes the mantel accessories show off more too.


  3. 3

    What a huge difference! At first I cringed – I’m sometimes in the camp that likes natural wood – but I think you made a great choice here! It really lightens up the room.

  4. 5

    LOVE IT!!!!!! I want to build out my mantel so bad. Come back to AZ and do it for me!!!!

  5. 7

    I just painted my mantel white too! It’s amazing how it brightens up the space, isn’t it? Love it!

  6. 9

    Looks so good! Kind of sad to paint over something that someone else spent a lt of time and money on, but hey- it’s your house now!

  7. 10

    This looks great!!! I’ve been trying to decide whether or not to paint mine. This may be just the inspiration I needed!!

  8. 11

    Looks great Becca! Love it!!!

  9. 12

    Wow Becca! It looks so great! I love the crisp clean look of it now!

  10. 13

    Wow talk about a facelift. Bu then again I am partial to white. I love the look of white wood work and white cabinetry. It really brightens up the wall and makes your accessories stand out. I am about to write a post asking for help about how to restyle my fireplace. Any suggestions would be great from anyone. lol. Lesley

  11. 14

    Love it Becca! I need to see you again, so much to discuss, you are never far from my thoughts.

  12. 15

    I LOVE this and I am in the process of doing the same to my mantel. Did you do any sanding before you primed or just went for it??

  13. 16

    Lookd fabulous!

  14. 17

    Love it Rebecca! It looks fabulous.

  15. 18

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  16. 19

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