This is a better shot of how far the mantel extended outward.
I removed the little wood decoration that was there, sanded the wood and
I primed the whole fireplace with one coat of Kilz Primer. I rolled the brick, using 1/14" nap roller. I started with a 3/4 inch . the larger worked better.
I applied 2 coats of Valspar Chef White, in a satin finish.
This is the new color, and this is my real coral, and my dollar store hurricane candle holder's, that I made.
The coral on this side is Faux Coral, and found out how to do this from my sweet friend Michelle atEmerald Cove. Check out her post Fun Faux Coral.
Every Spring I put my driftwood in the fireplace,add candles and shells. The candles are sitting on old fish net buoys. Sorry, the candle is crooked.
I repainted the whole living room this weekend also, the color is so pretty. It is Valspar Churchill Hotel Ecru, in an eggshell finish.