Oak Fireplace October 20 2011, 0 Comments

A very ordinary oak fireplace mantle, the kind they put in new homes. I did not take a before picture, but here is an image of a similar one.

Oak is my least favorite wood.  Too much grain and what I call a masculine wood.

I painted it new white at first , it was for the store and the I started to stage it and found it rather ordinary . I then painted it Versailles and it still did not do anything for me , so I started to experiment with crackling , light and dark wax and add some old ochre to the mix .

I am now happy with the results

A few close ups, if you double click on the picture it will give you a closer look.

until next time