french gray mantel
Today I’m posting about my favorite addition to our bedroom. You know how I love mantels. Whether they are attached to a fireplace or not, makes no difference to me. 🙂 I think they make a great statement in any room in the house.
I found this mantel for a client at Salvation Army. Sadly, it didn’t fit her fireplace. I was secretly happy (sorry, B) because I loved it so much and pictured it in our bedroom.
I love the size, shape and details but the brown had to go! So I gave it a couple of coats of Behr Premium Plus Ultra in Light French Gray.
Someone asked in the comments how I paint so fast. The answer is I am a big fan of assembly line painting. Since all the pieces that I painted for my bedroom are the same color, I painted them all at the same time. I love doing this because it is a huge time saver.
Here is the mantel after…
A light sanding really accentuated the beautiful details.
The french chairs on each side help create a beautiful focal wall.
See the suitcases underneath? I showed you the bottom one last week. I found it at Salvation Army.
It painted it in french gray and I love how soft it looks now.
One more before and after of the mantel…