Our 200 Year Old Fireplace Mantel is Home

  1. Kim says:

    Glad you saved this beauty🥰

  2. Gloria from Illinois says:

    This mantel was sooo meant for the both of you! Glad it found its forever home with you!

  3. Karen Dixon says:

    I love this mantle♥️ Would it be possible to just faux paint the grey areas with a artist brush & diluted paints to blend in with the surrounding areas? Then just seal the mantle? It is absolutely beautiful the way it is now if you could just disguise the grey areas? Your home is fabulous. Karen

    • Danelle Harvey says:

      That is an excellent idea.. I read it out loud to Deb and she said, “Is she busy this weekend?” 😂

  4. Debbie says:

    This mantle is stunning! It’s going to be a show-stopper no matter what!

  5. Teresa says:

    I SO agree with Karen Dixon very much. The 200 year old beauty is so worthy of her suggestion.

  6. Melissa Aldridge says:

    My favorite piece this far. It’s going to be amazing anyway you choose to finish it. You both knock it out of the park with all your projects.

  7. Teresa says:

    I once used a Sherwin Williams light coat of light tan primer paint used under Sherwin Williams stain. Then used rolled rags/cheesecloth cheesecloth getting into the groves, did swiping applications to gain the natural wood grains. Wallah, it perfectly worked! Then sealed it with a light satin polyurethane. Still beautiful 20 years later. Thinking this technique for the patched areas and bottom boxes to attempt matching the original wood?! 🤞

  8. Jeanne says:

    This mantle will be the focal point of the room! Such history and so much character comes with it ❤️ Karen Dixon has a really good idea with faux painting just the filler sections. Whatever you finish you choose, it will look amazing!

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