This before and after comes from Julie. She bought my cute side tables a while back, and she was kind enough to share her awesome mantel make over.
I love a fireplace. We bought our house almost 4 years ago and loved the big masonry fireplace. What our poor fireplace was missing though was a good mantel. This did not deter me from buying the home. I simply thought “oh we’ll get one soon to put up there…no big deal”. Well guess what…it was a big deal. Everyone I saw in Home Depot or Lowes was just boring and didn’t seem to fit. I once bought a shelf to try but it wasn’t substantial enough. Then I decided to ask some contractors about it…their quotes were about $600. Um…no thanks…I don’t want to pay $600 for a mantel. But I really wanted one
Then my good friend Robin asked what she could make me for my birthday. On top of my list was a mantel for Christmas. I have wanted to hang my stockings and have a beautifully decorated mantel every year. So she and I scoured the web and came up with a design plan. We headed out to Lowe’s and picked our wood and trim.
It’s done! And here it is all decorated for Christmas. I’m so happy! I sit and stare at it and I am so grateful that my friend loves me enough to build something so special for me for my birthday.
I love it! It looks like it has been there all along. I love a great success story don't you?
Go on over to Julie's blog to check out the rest of the story