Our shiny white mantel!
We've done two coats of semi-gloss white on the mantel and also, on our baseboards and crown moulding. (It's moulding and not molding, right??)
Tomorrow night, we'll be painting the third coat. For that final coat, I'm debating if we should stick with the semi-gloss or go with a high-gloss? From the extensive 1o minutes of research I've done online, the challenge with painting with a high-gloss is that paint brush streaks do not blend as well as they do with a semi-gloss.
So, that's one thing to consider. Another thing to consider is whether or not we paint the bricks around our fire place white? I've seen that look before and like it. Although, it's one of those things you have to be REALLY sure about, because once you paint porous brick - there's really no going back. Much like there's no going back once you chop down a 70-foot pine tree...
I just hope that we're still feeling as confident tomorrow, as we are tonight, that removing SEVEN mature trees from our yard was a good idea.
(Can you see the guy at the very top of the tree? According to Charlie, he climbed that tree in less than five minutes with only a rope around his waist and spikes on his boots. I don't think I'd make it more than four feet off the ground in ... all day.)