Monday, June 10, 2013

Rustic & Red

Wow…it’s been awhile since I posted but I have been a busy, busy girl.  From bathroom vanities, to mantles, to doors, to beds and now kitchens…I’ve been a painting, distressing, and waxing machine.  One fun project I just wrapped up was a mantle in a new construction home.  The clients purchased an amazing chippy mantle and added it as accent pieces on new wood.  The goal was to make the new wood look old and blend with the older pieces.  Take peek and see if you can tell where the old ends and the new begins….

mantle after (3) 
Here’s how the mantle looked before…

mantle before (2)
mantle before (1)
Don’t you just love all of that natural chippiness and crackling?  All of the bright white areas had been sprayed with multiple coats of oil based trim paint.  This piece literally took blood, sweat, and tears in it and every second was worth it to achieve the end result and happy homeowners!

mantle after (7)
mantle after (5)
mantle after (4)
mantle after (2)
The floors are being stained this week but I just couldn’t resist showing you this beauty before everything was completed.  They have rustic beams and pieces throughout their home and it is absolutely gorgeous.  One other piece I had the pleasure of painting for them was their pantry door.  It is an 8 foot door located at the end of a long hallway. 

red door 2
red door
Who doesn’t love a rustic barn red door? What a fun project!


  1. Absolutely fantastic! You do amazing work.

  2. That is amazing! I was just picking out finishes for the mantel going in our new home....would love to find some salvage pieces like this :) You did an amazing job!

  3. Both look fantastic! Love the rustic, chippy, distressed finish!

  4. Wow!! Love this so much. You did an amazing job!

  5. Anonymous6/13/2013

    wow Cindy, your clients must be well pleased with the results !!

  6. Love all that rustic chippy goodness!

  7. Just saw this awesome feature at Wow Us Wednesday and had to stop by and tell you how fantastic it looks! :-)

  8. Beautiful! Adds so much character to your space now!

  9. What fun you have had!! and you are so good at it! amazing and great.

  10. What an amazing transformation! You'd really think the whole mantel was old and not just pieces of it. It turned out beautifully!!

  11. Awesome makeover~ just gorgeous! Sharing at the party tonight~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  12. Love your work!! Very artistic! Could you share the color/ maker of the red paint used on the door?
    Thank you! Keep inspiring!