Sunday, October 25, 2009

Faux Stone Fireplace Mantel



This fireplace mantel was made out of some kind of plaster. It already had the texture, so it made it much easier to work with.

I started by taping and papering to protect the walls around the fireplace mantel. I had to sand because the surface was painted with a gloss finish paint. I then primed and basecoated with a light cream color.





The glazing process is what really brought out the stone surface texture. The darker glaze settled in the nooks, holes and cracks.



I think it came out pretty nice, what do you think?


7 comments:

Brooks & Dana Tucker said...

Nice job! I bet you'll get a ton of visits to this post. I blogged about a fireplace makeover and the search engines send my blog a lot of traffic for the keywords "fireplace makeover". I love the texture with the stone.

Fauxology said...

Nicely done! Love the Befaux & After pics... :)

Beholden-To-Nature (Kenna) said...

Wow Dawn, I've looked back over several posts and I really admire your talent. :)

Came by to thank you for gracing my blog & giveaway with your presence and comments... and to tell you that you *might* just want to stop by again... soon. ;) ;)

Color4Charlotte said...

Wow are you good! Many of my clients ask for Faux finishing. Are in in the Charlotte area?

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