Mantel Makeover

I hope you had a great weekend. We just got home from a fun weekend trip to Nashville. I haven't blogged in over a week and I just wanted to drop in and share with you this gorgeous mantel we put in our store last week. It has so many beautiful details that I love: the simple moldings, the mirror, the curvy lines on the top, and the shabby, distressed look. I think this mantel would make an excellent upholstered queen headboard! 

We found this mantel last year and it has been sitting in our back room at the store forever. It has been one of those slow going projects. I'm not even sure why, because it has so much potential, but just one that kept getting pushed to the back burner. 

This is what it looked like before we painted it. It had dark wood with burn stains that looked oh so blah and boring. As soon as we painted it the details and moldings were instantly highlighted and updated.

This mantel makeover proves that a little paint goes a long way. 

I'll share our weekend finds sometime this week. . . stay tuned. 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. It looks great! I love the colors, plus, it's just a pretty piece!

  2. This is a very beautiful transformation, the white has given it a lot of character, its very very nice.

  3. I love those old tall mantles with shelves and detail. Painting it made all those wonderful details pop. Love it!
    Mary Alice

  4. Beautiful! I love the simple details of this mantel. It's definitely a showpiece now. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. That turned out beautiful!!! It was awesome to begin with, but the paint really makes it "for today".

    Thanks for sharing!
    @ Creatively Living

  6. what an awesome mantle, mallori!

  7. Beautiful. Love the color you chose!

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  8. Great transition!

    I would love for you to link this at my Flaunt It Friday link party. Also, make sure you join my new blog, Blissful Bucket List! :)


  9. That turned out so great! Love the old window too. :)

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  10. It looks gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing it at Knick of Time Tuesday - I'm featuring you tonight and there's an, "I Was Featured" button waiting there for you!


  11. Your painted mantel looks fabulous! What a wonderful makeover.



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