Here are the before and afters.
I am still waiting to get the mantle put on it, then I will hang my Christmas stockings!
I also spent the weekend priming and painting these shelves my dad made me. He got the wood from his farm. I got the little brackets to hold it up from Lowes.
I also finished painting the wood half of the wall this weekend, too! The yellow and white look so nice together. Yellow color is Valspar Sugar Cookie. White is Olympic VOC free Delicate White.
I got a picture from from a yard sale about 10 years ago and it was painted gold. I never did anything with it and it's just been sitting around all this time. So I got the idea to make a chalkboard out of it. I stripped all the paint off of it yesterday and now I am going to stain it dark walnut. I have a piece of board I got from Lowes that I need to cut to the size of the frame and paint it with chalkboard paint. I'm going to put it in the kitchen over the hutch.