Merry Christmas Eve! I wanted to share this old farmhouse mantle makeover. I had been searching every where for a certain style of mantle and I never could seem to find it. That was until we had our vendor event at a vintage pop-up market. The owner of the venue had a mantle sitting on her back porch that she was going to get rid of when she moved her shop. I decided just to go take a look I mean it couldn’t hurt right?
Well come to find out, it was the mantle I was looking for! The only thing that I wanted to change out the mantle was the color because I was looking for a white one but this was the style that I wanted and it was nothing that a little paint could not fix! Once I got the mantle home, I went through the old paint that I had left over from painting the house and other pieces of furniture. I ended up mixing three different white paint samples together in order to have enough for the whole mantle.
When it came to painting the mantle I wanted to keep the vintage look and make the paint look more worn without having to use a sander. I decided to dry brush the mantle. When your dry brushing you want to make sure you have the least amount of paint on your brush and then make quick and small strokes. Once you have gone over the area, you will notice that it looks like you have distressed your piece and you will not have to sand. I do love this technique if you want a simple more natural distressed look instead of those harsh sanding marks.
This mantle is going into our master bedroom and I will be adding a whitewashed brick paneling behind to add that cozy feel to the mantle. I will be sharing that this week and how I am going to decorate it for the winter months. Thank you for coming by the blog today and seeing what is going on in our home!