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?