Here is a before picture of our fireplace mantel. It was stained to match all of our maple trim which will now be white.
Here is an after picture of the mantel. I stripped and stained it with Minwax Dark Walnut.
For the trim, I am using Sherwin Williams "Extra White" mixed in their paint for doors and trim. I have been using a latex Zinsser Primer.
I also painted the inside of the front door the same color as the outside of the door: Benjamin Moore "Stratton Blue".
The only part of the painting I had to hire out was the window in our 2-story foyer. I made it as far as taping off the bottom of the window before I chickened out : )
Here is a sneak peak of the slate floor we put down last weekend in our mudroom/ first floor bathroom. I am currently in the process of painting all of the new taller baseboards : )
And, finally, here is the kid's bathroom vanity finished. I painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in "Duck Egg".