Salutations! So what kinds of goodies do you like to look for when you’re out treasure hunting? Is it that perfect weathered patina, or something that you can revive with paint? Do you like to head out with a list and a plan, or casually look? I’m a browser, it drives my honey bonkers! Grin.
Sometimes trying to figure out what to do with old pieces is like cracking a code of sorts. To paint or not to paint? Distress or not. And then there’s that happy treasure hunting moment when you find something that’s perfectly worn and weathered and only requires a bit of work to bring back to life. As was the case with this vintage mantle.She was already doused in a lovely shade of ivory, and a bit of chipping was already underway too. I simply lightly sanded the entire piece and what came off, came off. I sealed the whole thing with two coats of clear wax. This beauty will be listed for sale in my local area, unless i decide to keep it. I hadn’t planned on having anywhere for it or liking it so much. Hmm…xoxo Sally
I REALLY don’t think you should be selling that, Sally. It looks way too perfect in that spot!! And it’s a great little display space for simple seasonal decor or flowers, candles, books…..need I say more? Haha.
I say that mantel is a keeper, for sure. It looks beautiful and perfect where you have it!