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home: a mantle in white

A few years back, shortly after moving in, we decided to brighten up our living room mantle by painting it white (see the before pictures). The first coat was bright powder white- way too much. So with the second coat we tinted the paint just a tad and ended up with something a bit too yellow for my taste. We got lazy and decided to leave it be. Recently we started to notice that it was getting a bit scuffed up, so this past weekend we grabbed a new can of paint- a whiter off white, and slathered on another coat. Kiel was a bit shocked with the brightness of it at first, but I love it. It makes the room feel so much lighter, and really makes the decor around it pop. I was super excited about this as I felt that I have always struggled when it came to how to decorate this area.

So what do you think? Too bright or just right?

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