Can you feel the change in season? It seems so early but it is in the air. Fall that is! I normally get out my fall decorations after Labor Day but had an itch to start a bit early. Maybe it was just the need for change. The desire to update and change up my house a little. Do you ever feel that way?
|My new Fall mantel minus a couple white pumpkins,|
yet to come. I'm sure there will be more tweaks.
Pulling out my Fall decorations usually starts the ball rolling to updates and refreshes throughout the house. In this case, I started with my fireplace. To be honest, I am never quite satisfied with my fireplace. It takes up the WHOLE back wall of our office, is all brick with charcoal grout, which makes the area dark. I have dreamt of painting the brick for about two years and was determined to do it this time. Not.
|"Before" bookshelves picture.|
Loved it but trying to lighten the area.
|Before the "before" The original shelves were all the dark wood |
that you see on the sides and shelves.
So, in this update I painted the back of the shelves white, painted the mantel white and antiqued it with a bronze metallic. Then I dabbed bronze metallic glaze onto the brick to give it a touch of shine and help it reflect light. It is a step in the direction I want to go. Someday I may get the nerve to paint the whole thing. As much as I love to paint, I can't quite get up the nerve to paint the brick. I think because there is just no turning back once I do it.
|Today. Getting them lighter and lighter.|
Maybe next, I'll have the nerve to paint the brick!
|White pumpkin love!|
|Book ends found at HomeGoods on clearance. Great deal!|
|Just the start of Fall tweaking to be done!|