I want to share one of the major changes that this painting project is bringing; the mantel and tile surround! We wanted to paint all of the woodwork in the house white, so, obviously, the mantel was going to change. After discussing it with the painter, it was decided that we would also go ahead and paint the rather dingy and tired tiles as well. I am very pleased with this decision, and I think you'll agree it is a change for the better!
Ooooh! Do yo love? Doesn't it look so much cleaner and better? It looks a little stark now, but that's because the walls aren't painted yet. Just imagine that contrast when they are! Our painter simply sanded the tile and then primed, caulked, and painted it just like the trim. We are using Benjamin Moore's "White Dove" on our trim and doors. The walls will be Benjamin Moore's "Vapor Trails".
I hope you have a good day! Say a little prayer for me as I drag my toddler out of the house for a long day of antiquing....