A couple years ago, I redid my fireplace and everything seemed okay. Fast forward to most recently when I realized the faux beam was actually coming off the wall.
I had to do something before it caused an accident so I started to research on an entire surround piece and over the weekend, finally put it up.
First I had to take down the old piece. I did save the reclaimed wood to be used in future projects.
Once it was up, I was going to leave it until the morning but the two toned thing was driving me crazy so I primed it. (Only, I didn’t use real primer, I used some ceiling paint since it was super-duper flat.)
The next morning I painted it a smoky navy color (Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore).
Paint was still drying when I took this picture but it is done and looks pretty cool. I wanted the unexpected pop of color to make it less traditional.