Traditionally Elegant Living Room

From old and cluttered to traditionally elegant: A living room gets a makeover.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionA thin, even coat of darker toned gel stain gives the mantel the same wood tone as the furnishings.
McAloon groups the Jennings' antique clock collection over the mantel. Collectibles that are grouped together create a focus in the room. The fireplace originally had a gold surround and a wood mantel that didn't match the other furniture. Heat-resistant spray paint can change the color of fireplace surrounds. Now the black surround blends into the room. A thin, even coat of darker toned gel stain gives the mantel the same wood tone as the furnishings.
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