Saturday, June 27, 2009

antiqued "vintage" fireplace


this is a fun project i completed this week! 

this fireplace was a little elegant for my client...she wanted something a bit more casual, and "fun", that would go with her (future) funky decor plans. check it!

before shot of the fireplace. it was a simple white mantle, with this tan marble. not funky! 
here it is after i applied the first coat of primer:
here it is after i applied stain and seal to make it look like old wood underneath:
and here it is after i applied the bright yellow paint on top, then rubbed back to make it look old. pretty great, if i do say so myself. i just love that it doesn't look new anymore, and that someone actually requested that i paint their fireplace yellow. here's to clients with fun decor and personalities! YESSSSSS

here's a shot of the entire thing, and i am going to get some good "Afters" when it's actually installed. they had cute white subway tile installed to replace the tan marble, so that's going to look even better. can't wait to show you guys the new look....
by the way, this is the person that requested that i paint her fireplace yellow :) she is a great photographer, check out her work at the link i provided, and if you are in the atlanta area, hit her up!

5 comments:

  1. you did such a great job! we love it! can't wait to reinstall and see the final outcome! thank you lots!
    caroline

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  2. woo hoo! i am about to post a link to your site on here...i was being lazy when i made this post..haha

    glad you likey :)

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  3. i do toooooooo i want a yellow fireplace! caroline is a good client to have :) we might be doing her kitchen cabinets like this too, how cool would that be?

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