Wednesday, March 11, 2015

From Outdated to Timeless: a Mantle Renovation with Barnwood & Painted Brick

I've recently been working with some new clients, and they've just purchased a great 1980's home.  The only trouble is that some of it is, well, still stuck in the 80's.  So I'm helping them to design some key features that are currently clashing with their own style, and here's one of them.  The before pic pretty much says it all.


The rest of this post will illustrate how I did it, beginning with a scale drawing.  At first we considered just using the brick on the lower half, but quickly decided to take it all the way up and around.

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