Saturday, July 31, 2010

My mantel goes french blue

My blue mantel after a coat of BM palladium blue..
it used to be white. 
I wanted a change to go with
 our new living room color scheme.
Nice but kind of one dimensional blah.
So I painted on some white glaze to soften it
And I ragged it off..
and then I did it to the gold leaf frame on the painting too!
And ended up with a dreamy soft blue mantle.
Of course I asked hubby to change my light fixtures
 to the frenchy antique iron and crystal ones I had
 been carrying around before my Mrs Maison Decor days..
and he agreed to my wishes!
And then of course I just had to change the accessories out...
 so up went my collection of aqua blue bottles and jars.
The whole room is getting a makeover,
 but you will have to wait for the reveal.
I adore the light fixtures.

Memories are what makes a family feel special and connected.

 I present my French blue mantel!

Lining to Funky Junk Interiors SNS


  1. It looks gorgeous. Love the pretty soft blue color. The white glaze is perfect to help emphasize all the molding detail. Lovely. Hugs, Marty

  2. It turned out wonderful! I love the direction you are heading in for this room. Those sconces are fabulous!

  3. Very pretty! Love the color and the new/old sconces are my favorite!

  4. Very, very pretty! I painted mine dark green with gold leafing in the fluting, then ragged it off.

    Beautiful :-)

  5. This looks absolutely beautiful Amy! I love the soft blue, and I love the Memories emblem!
    Your light fixtures are beautiful too!! All that you've done really sets everything off so beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing!


  6. Love the new lights! I wish the photo showed the blue a bit better; but it does look 'dreamy'.

  7. Wow, that is just stunning. I agree, it needed the soft white to give it depth. I love the "memories" put on the front and the lights and bottles are a great touch. It is all so relaxing, can't wait to see the rest of the room.

  8. ♥♥♥ LuV iT! Your new wall sconces are wonderful! Can't wait for the reveal!

  9. I think this is great, waiting to see more:)

  10. OH, by the way, I like the changes in your pics in your header. The green really pops!

  11. You mantel looks so good in that color. I used it in my dining room and I love it. The sconces are so pretty and I'm a big fan of the blue glass!

  12. I found your comment and suggestion on my new color scheme for the family room. I think you are totally correct about using the lime green as an accent. I really do appreciate your suggestions. I've found a couple of other orange pieces of fabric to coordinate with the print one and I also found a mustard gold silk that will be fun to use for something. Anyway, I am having fun mixing and matching fabrics all together. If you have time, take a look at my post today about my Goodwill finds, I show pics of the additional fabrics and trims that I found. I would appreciate your input. Thanks so much for following. I really do enjoy your blog. Hugs, Marty

  13. Hi Amy! Just wanted to let you know I appreciate your comments on my blog! I don't know how to email you, so I will leave some info here. We have exhibited at the Brimfield Antique show for 11 years, we will be there this September, we would LOVE to meet you! If you have never been to the Brimfield show, it will be a must for you to start! You will find lots of treasures there. It may take more than one day, if you can fit it into your schedule, plan a couple of days. The show runs from Tuesday-Sunday. Contact me at and I will give you more info!

  14. That is one gorgeous, sophisticated mantle. LOVE the blingy sconces... I am kind of partitial to those type of fixtures. The glazing looks great, too. Well done.

    P.S. Great new pics on your blog header.

  15. Oh that color is delightful! So nice to meet you!

  16. Ooooh, I'm loving your new mantle, Amy. That is the perfect shade of blue. Thanks for your sweet comments (and for featuring my zinc nightstand in your fabulous makeovers!). If you can paint a mantel blue, then glaze the whole thing, you definitely have the patience to zinc something. I'm telling you, you can't mess it up. The nighstand took me about 2 hours (not including drying time between coats). If you zinc your tabletop, I definitely want to see that! I hope you do!

    Thanks for following me again. I'm pretty sure you were already following me, too...for a while now! Let's blame blogger. :)



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