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My Whitewashed Brick Mantel for Fall

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I whitewashed my brick hearth and painted my mantel and paneling above in a creamy white. I'm still thrilled with the result! I just gave my family room a new look for fall and added a few thrift store finds.
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Here is the "before" of my old brick hearth and unpainted mantel. I had already painted the paneling above before I took the pic.
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The whitewash added a lot of light in the room. I painted the mantel in Annie Sloan chalk paint in the color Old White. The paneling was in Benjamin Moore Muslin.
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I think that the lighter brick and mantel allow the pictures and knickknacks to pop out more.
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I just bought this great basket from a thrift store - a great find!
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More thrift store finds...
  • whitewashed brick mantel fireplace fall, chalk paint, concrete masonry, fireplaces mantels, home decor, living room ideas, painting
  • whitewashed brick mantel fireplace fall, chalk paint, concrete masonry, fireplaces mantels, home decor, living room ideas, painting
I just added this caned coffee table I purchased last week from a yard sale. It's a great size and has nice lines.
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All done for fall!

To see more: http://www.thepainteddrawer.com/2014/10/a-caned-table-and-a-family-room-for-fall.html

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Oct 27, 2014

    The whole space is outstanding!

  • Chrissie
    Chrissie United Kingdom
    on Oct 28, 2014

    Fantastical !

  • Denise Van Hulst
    Denise Van Hulst Netherlands
    on Oct 28, 2014

    We live in an 80s bungalow that has mostly dark brick walls floor to ceiling. I have been tempted to do this but its a rental. Your redo looks gorgeous.

    • Marianna Martyniuk
      Marianna Martyniuk United Kingdom
      on Oct 28, 2014

      @Denise Van Hulst maybe you could ask your landlord for permission to do this? Before you go ahead get the permission in writing, if it is an email print it off just to be sure.

  • Linda@Wetcreek Blog
    Linda@Wetcreek Blog Dry Creek, LA
    on Oct 28, 2014

    Wow! Love everything you did! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

  • Kat T
    Kat T Canterbury, CT
    on Oct 28, 2014

    Looks Fabulous!

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