Several years ago, my sister bought a beautiful mantle at one of my favorite places, The Old Lucketts Store, near Washington, D.C. It was turquoise and GORGEOUS! She has the most incredible row house in Washington, D.C., and she decided to put it on her back patio with plants, candles, and lights galore. (Laura - when you get a chance, send me a picture!)
Because I'm the younger sister, and I HAVE to do everything that my sister does, I wanted my own turquoise mantle! However, mine started out not so turquoise and not so gorgeous -
This project was simple and fabulous. Mr. Dump had paint leftover in his sprayer after completing the hutch featured here, so I lugged the mantle out of the garage and gave him my best pouty-face... Of course, he couldn't resist!
When he was finished, I went to town with the sander. I didn't really have a method to my madness, but the more I sanded, the better it looked!
Here is the final product...
This was so easy that I decided to take it into the Sleepy Poet and create another masterpiece in the near future. For now, I guess I'll have to visit my sister and stare at her beautiful mantle.
Here's another shot of the mantle in our booth...
I know what you're thinking... Two posts in one week?!?! Dumped and Discovered is going CRAZY! I have had so much fun reading your fabulous comments and seeing new followers hit our page that it has inspired me to keep going, and keep posting. (Plus, tomorrow is a teacher workday so I don't have to do lesson plans tonight!)