Farmhouse Style Wall Mantel

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I've been in search of a wall mantel for a long time. 

Farmhouse Style Wall Mantel

I just hadn't been able to find what I was looking for until now. 

I ran across someone selling a wall mantel on a local site and it was the right price and size, but the wrong color. 

DIY Farmhouse Style Wall Mantel

So I did what any DIYer would do... I painted it. 

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I used a base coat of Chalk Paint® in french linen I had leftover from another project then used Rust-Oleum Chalked Paint in linen white to go over the grey color. I wanted to be able to distress the white and have the darker grey show through when I sanded. 

Repainted DIY Farmhouse Style Wall Mantel

Repainted Farmhouse Style Wall Mantel

When all was dry I distressed heavily with a fine grit sand paper.

The new mantel was just what I was looking for and it cost me $8 and a tiny bit of paint!

Farmhouse Styled Wall Mantel

Farmhouse Styled Wall Mantel with tobacco basket



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  1. Hi Susan,
    Nice job on the shelf! I especially like your tobacco basket. I really wanted one and just hung mine on the dining room wall today. The vintage photo looks perfect there; those are always so interesting to look at. I see them and wonder what life had in store for all the people in them. Anyway, enjoyed your post. Have a good week,

    1. Hi Cheryl! Thanks so much for visiting and for taking the time to comment. The tobacco basket came from Hobby Lobby and I love it too. I'm thinking of going back and getting another for my daughter's bathroom. I also wonder about the people in old photos :) Thanks for the visit!

  2. I bought two tobacco baskets from Hobby Lobby - great minds think alike:) I also bought 5 similar shelves over time from Goodwill (and painted and distressed them) and have been waiting patiently for my husband to hang them in our newly renovated living room. One's been hung so far and I LOVE changing out the vignettes on it! Yours is great. xoKathleen


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