|I based the entire thing in brown, still ugly but watch what happens next....so excited!!!!|
|This is magic potion otherwise known as crackle.....oh how I love to crackle stuff mmwahahahahahaha!!!!|
|So I applied the crackle and then painted over that with a coat of cream color flat paint, let dry and then applied a provincial stain and again I forgot to take a pic before I began the next step, but you can get an idea here......|
|I let it dry and then sanded some areas to give it even more of an old crackled chippy look.|
|And this is the finished fireplace mantle!!! I hung an old mirror above that I had applied the same crackle steps to. I am not sure what I want to put inside "the fireplace". We have an old gas heater that we may put in there or I may just change wall hangings with seasons, or I may paint a scenery, not sure yet. I do know it will be fun to decorate for the Christmas season!!|
We have some new Christmas banners available in our shop!! They would look beautiful hanging from a mantle!!! Check them out when you have time!!!!