Wednesday, September 7, 2011


This is the hearth area in our kitchen. 
I love the brick wall. 
Here's another shot of the hearth area showing the built in painted entertainment cabinet.
I always felt the mantle got a little lost on the the brick wall and then I had a that's a dangerous thing!~!! I'm going to paint it!
And that is just what I did. I went ahead and painted it black and then distressed it and finished it with rub on finishing wax. Wow, I lurrrvv it!

Here are some close ups....
It just looks like it was always supposed to be painted black! And it has taken me 10 years to figure that out...oh well....

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  2. I just love this look, and you did a fabulous job. You took the gamble, and its a winner.

  3. I love the mantel painted black - great job:)

  4. Your mantle looks wonderful in black!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! :)