Do you have an old, outdated mantle? Don’t replace it just yet! Heidi from Lily Field Furniture updated this mantle with a little help from Liquorice. Come find out how she did it!

We are so excited that some friends of ours moved into the neighborhood recently. I went over to walk through the house and Tamie had me talked into all kinds of projects within minutes! The first thing she wanted tackled was this dated fireplace mantle.

BEFORE:

Modern Black Mantle #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #mantle #fireplace - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Modern Black Mantle #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #mantle #fireplace - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

The flooring was being ripped out and changed to hardwoods and the whole house was in the process of being painted. I went over in the wee hours while no one was there and tackled this project in 2 nights. The tile surround will eventually be updated but we decided on classic black (Country Chic Paint Liquorice) to change the look of the mantle.

Modern Black Mantle #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #mantle #fireplace - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

After taping off the surround I went ahead and used my sprayer to do a coat of Liquorice Paint.

Modern Black Mantle #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #mantle #fireplace - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Modern Black Mantle #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #mantle #fireplace - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

I went back the next night after I was sure it was dry. I lightly distressed the mantle with 220 grit paper and then sealed with Tough Coat Finish.

AFTER:

Modern Black Mantle #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #mantle #fireplace - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Modern Black Mantle #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #mantle #fireplace - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Modern Black Mantle #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #mantle #fireplace - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog



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Heidi {Lily Field Furniture}

Hello! My name is Heidi and I am the face behind Lily Field Furniture. I spend my days being a wife and mom and my late nights in the garage painting away! I absolutely love the job that I have and have so much fun with the process of thrifting and then refinishing furniture in a creative way. It’s so rewarding to see the amazing transformation that just a little paint can make!

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