|Sarah Richardson crest; image via Hello Lovely|
|A Hidden Gem?|
|Here it is, in all of its crushed velvet glory.|
After we ripped off all the velvet that we could, we noticed that we could remove the screws and take the metal pieces off. Much easier!
|Here I am, kind of helping!|
Here we are, with no more velvet. This made it so much easier to clean it up!
Looking better already! Rebecca used a white washing technique that she learned from Sarah Richardson. The key, it seems, is to wipe a lot of the paint off the brush and then lightly apply it to the piece.
Here it is, all painted and done. It is vastly different from the inspiration piece, but it is in the same vein, and it is going to look awesome above my fireplace! Thanks, Rebecca!