A Mantel in Progress...

My family room fireplace was in DESPERATE need of a mantel... soooo up goes the BLUE tape...
andddddd our friend AGREED... and when we ask if he would like to help us with this project he said yessss.... our lack of a mantle had bothered him too... LOL... our friend can build ANYTHING and we were DELIGHTED he would help...
at the end of the day... though still in need of staining... Fifi had to have a fire...
weekend two of this mantle project... the stinking job of staining... once again the BLUE tape goes up...
and the BLUE tarp goes down... and the colour begins...
close up of the colour... a similar stain to match the doors and other built-in furniture in my home...
and the BLUE tape comes off...
next on the project... Fifi will step in the paint faux harlequin tile... a seal will be put of the mantle... oooh forgot to snap a photo of the mirror that will go over the fireplace... it is the same one as seen above... however it has been painted in another shade... come back next Monday for the completion of the project... but for NOW go visit other Blue Monday and Metamorphosis Monday postings... and I will see you tomorrow... let's have a FAB week!

16 comments:

SmilingSally said...

What a talented friend Fifi has!

Happy Blue Monday!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Yea! I am so happy you got a mantle, Fifi, and it's so pretty. He really did do a good job, and that's a good friend to help you out that way. Can't wait to see the tiles you paint.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Renae Moore said...

Beautiful Fifi! I can't wait to see your painted tile!
xo

momgen said...

Nice hearing your story. Happy blue Monday.

Mine is here

Beverly said...

It is looking wonderful. And, the difference is amazing. I'll be back to see the finished project.

Happy Blue Monday, Fifi.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

A transformation! We all need a little mantle sometimes. :-)
Now I can't wait for the tile work...

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

What a great friend you have. It looks great. Will even look better once its Fifified. :)) Cant wait for next Monday.

The Antiques Diva™ said...

Love it!
Toma

Boo-Bah said...

what a nice friend you have, and a very talented one. It's a beautiful mantle.

martinealison said...

C'est sympathique d'avoir un ami sous la manche aussi talentueux et disponible... Bisous

designchic said...

It looks amazing...what a difference!!

Donnie said...

That looks super. Glad you had a talented friend.

lulumusing said...

It looks like your project is going to be a winner. Love the green walls, too.

Megan Coyle said...

ohhh, that looks fabulously wonderful :)

The Rock Junkie said...

That stain color is excellent against your wall color. Great choice! Here's my blog on kitchen design ideas: http://www.kitchenimproved.com/

Casa Bella said...

Love it!

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