The Prairie Style Mantle

My husband brought home a mantle several months ago and I have kept it dark wood as I was not sure what I wanted to do with it

but this morning I went to get the oil changed in my car and in the waiting area I pick Up the Southern Living magazine and see a front door painted in Sherwin Williams something blue very close to the color I love on Rachel Ashwells Liliput lodge at the prairie,  car gets finished I proceed to the paint store pick me up a can of that paint go home get out the sander and there you have it that is how I am inspired

it took less than three hours to complete this project

Completed Mantle

Before, I started by sanding the flat part of mantle to leave some natural wood

I used one coat of Something blue and one coat of my go to white sanded white while it was still damp, sanded all the rest, put natural stain on cherry wood

And here is the After

I put my farmhouse dresser in the part that opens of the mantle, I don't like displaying mantles with nothing in the middle so came up with this idea for the guest room in the four gables farmhouse we are building wanted to do this project to help pass time while waiting.....

If your curious why the frame does not have a picture in it.....we are going to have a jersey cow once settled so abby can raise a calf every year and show.....I am holding this frame open for a picture of the cow!!

and Now
 I need to share a pic
My Daughter Cassie Brabec took of my daughter and granddaughter  Abby and Ella baking a cake!

Hope you like my little project!

  Thanks for reading I am sharing this mantle project with Miss Mustardseeds Furniture Feature Friday

Have a Great Week Ya'll!!


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