Wednesday, October 17, 2012

My lunch hour makeover

I should have been making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch, but instead I was painting my mantel
I should have been eating my doritos but instead I was distressing over two coats of Old White Chalk paint
I should have been eating my fruit instead of admiring how beautiful the mantel turned out
I should have showed you what it looked like before I started
I should show you how it looks all dressed up for fall
For Christmas time
And for Winter time

 I should have that sandwich now

28 comments:

Becca said...

Gorgeous, Laura ... awesome distressing! I love how it (and your fabulous Fall decor) pop against your beautiful fireplace! I would've skipped pb&j to do that, too!

Youaretalkingtoomuch.com said...

Love! Great job and what a transformation! Love, Me

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

YOU DESERVE that sandwich now with all the trimmings! LOVE the distressing and it just looks picture perfect! AH the POWER of PAINT and "shabbying" You rocked this lunch break for sure! Thanks for sharing and by the way...your decorations are awesome!!! sending hugs and so sorry that I have been a bit mia but trying to get back on track!!! have a great one!!!

Keeping it Cozy said...

I love it! I'm anxious to see the entire room... the pop of white is so pretty.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks good. Now just wait till you paint it again and again and then again.You must keep up with me. Hope we see more of your fall design on it.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love it white, Laura! It really stands out now!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love it! the white totally pops against the stone!

Anonymous said...

Will you share how you did it, pretty please! I want to paint my dining room furniture and want that exact distressed look! Your mantel is awesome!! -Mia :)

mia3129mfm@yahoo.com

Rhiannon said...

well it was totally worth it

gena said...

LOVELY!

thanks for sharing,
gena

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh...I am so glad you postponed lunch...the mantel is gor--gee--ous!!!
and there is that cliff hanger again!!!...can't wait to see the mantel all decked out!!

Jrodgers50 said...

Absolutely gorgeous! ! A lunch hour well spent
Have a cookie or two.

Bliss said...

Come over and do something to my mantel, I'll make you any kind of sammy you want. Even though I eat dorritos with my PB&J too.

Bliss

Anonymous said...

love the white n distressed look I'm sure all your decor will look great with the new look

Mimi said...

Wow!! All that beautiful work in an hour ~ I couldn't even find my paintbrush in that time! I love it against the rock and your technique with distressing is beyond gorgeous! Who needs lunch anyway?!

Jane said...

Now you can enjoy your PB&J and your beautiful work. Congratulations!

Jane said...

Wow, why did it space out my words like that?

ImSoVintage said...

It looks fabulous. Give yourself a cookie :)

Hugs,
Laura

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Indeed. Love it!
xo Heidi

Stacey said...

You go girl! Your mantel looks great. You can see it now. :)

Teresa said...

DYI is good for you. Takes care of the fitness and allows your home to get prettier everytime you're at it ahahah.

Lovely! I wish I was brave enough to distress things, I like the result so much...

Darla said...

Love it!

Infuse With Liz said...

Beautiful! I love the look of stained wood too, but I do like how yours looks now and it looks great against the stone! Beautiful job!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

A beautiful transformation! Really nice.

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

The distressed white really makes the mantel pop!

Shelia said...

Oh, my! Your mantel looks beautiful and I love how you've Falled it up too.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shelia said...

Oh, my! Your mantel looks beautiful and I love how you've Falled it up too.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Designs By Pinky said...

It looks BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! I bet you are in mantle love:):)

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