Friday, April 6, 2012

Mantle Refinishing Photo Montage

We recently completed the work on our living room mantle.  The following is a photo history of the process.

Finished mantle after rebuilding and staining/finishing. 6-Apr-2012

Picture of the mantle from the original MLS listing before we purchased the house. 20-Aug-2007  

Horrible process of stripping the paint. 8-Mar-2008
Mantle after a stripping the paint. 16-Oct-2011

Process of sanding and refinishing the mantle. 4-Dec-2011

Mantle after installing leaded glass doors and tiling fireplace. 10-Mar-2012
Original 2nd hand cabinets we salvaged the leaded glass fronts from. 24-Aug-2008

5 comments:

Shasha Kidd said...

It looks wonderful. Nice job!!

Anonymous said...

What did you use for stain and finish? The color is great!

Boe said...

We used an Analine dye, followed by an oil based stain, and then topped with a clear 2# cut Shellac. We matched the stain color to the cabinets we salvaged from an early 1900s craftsman home.

More info about the stain and color matching can be found here: http://goingcraftsman.blogspot.com/2008/12/perfect-match.html

Lake Nokomis said...

You did a beautiful job with the woodwork. It is a tedious process but so worth the effort!

Lake Nokomis said...

You did a beautiful job with the woodwork. It is a tedious process but worth the effort!