Sunday, February 12, 2012

Faux Fireplace

Hi friends.  I didn't even notice until just now, but my last post was my 200th post!  I think it will be giveaway time when I reach 100 Followers!

So, I swear I'm not on a mission to completely change our master bedroom but it just seems that all of my recent projects have been in that room.  We have had a faux fireplace in our master for several years now.  It's the kind where you can actually have a fire using gel cans.  We have never actually had a fire in it but it's a nice addition to the room.  I looked through tons of pictures and could not find a "before" shot for you but it was just a very plain, darkish brown wood.  ***UPDATE:  Mom just called and she found a before picture in this post.***  In fact, it was so boring that we added a scrolly wood applique shortly after we got it to dress it up a little.

I decided to paint it last week and I love how it turned out.
My first coat of paint was Annie Sloan's French Linen.  My second coat was Annie Sloan's Old Ochre.  I sanded and then used dark wax all over.  I wanted the columns and the front facing to be a little different so I sanded those areas after applying the wax to get to the lighter color.

It almost looks like stone at certain angles.
Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!


5 comments:

Lori said...

It looks great. I get mad at myself when I forget the before shot. I guess we just get so excited about the new creation we forget.

bunnytrails said...

Hi Stephanie! I just saw your comment on my blog. I live in Abilene, Texas and I love shabby and chippy, rusty and old! I also have a booth at an antique mall!! One of my best friends, Nancy Davis, lives in Mckinney and has a booth at the McKinney Antique Mall. Her blog and business name is Ella Elaine. You can get to her blog from my blog list!! So nice to meet you!! Love your blog!

lynn said...

oh, i love the fireplace change, stephanie! beautiful job:)

Vintage and Company said...

Looks great Stephanie! I love the 2 tone dimension it has! Hope this weekend was great!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

That's so pretty and I'm so impressed you have a fireplace in your bedroom, wow!! Okay, I know it's fake, but still...