Builders fireplace "Builder's grade, undeniable vintage picket painted in a screaming white color. " This was once inner decorator Cathy Zaeske's lament referring to her ho-hum mantel. "It screamed 'flawed' to me for the reason that day we moved in," she says. The scale and look of this stark white mantel didn't rise up to the two-story vaulted ceiling and the flagstone hearth encompass.
She tried portray it a honey colour to lend a hand it blend in, however in spite of everything, she simply could no longer are living with it. It was once time for a mission. Starting with a crude cartoon, in five days overall (two to construct & install; to a few to varnish), Zaeske had a stunning are living-part mantel that brought solidarity to her circle of relatives area. Here's how she did it.
See how an all-improper mantel became a stunning fireplace focal point at the hands of an inside clothier and her wood worker.