I put the finishing touches on the mantel and surround by rubbing (my favorite) Annie Sloan dark soft wax with a soft cloth over the wood. It turned out perfectly! I was hoping for a darker, vintage, oak color and that's exactly what I got! I especially the darker shades in the grain of the wood.
I wanted to keep the look simple and I simply love it!
Hope you like it!
Love and peace,
~ Simply Tammi