Happy Monday Blogland! Things are going well here, although Mr. L has the flu. It is so sad. But 'tis the season right!
Well I am excited to show you one of the projects that I have been working on. Remember way back in the summer when I showed you this antique fence? And I promised to show you what I had planned for this item. Well I am going to show you that today.
I have been so frustrated with my house lately because I don't have a fireplace and because I don't have a fireplace, I have no mantle. It seems like a mantle is on of the most commonly decorated part of any house. Feeling a little deprived I was wandering around blogland. I saw someone who had turned a dresser into a mantle for their fireplace. That got me thinking 'I could just build myself a mantle!' It would be totally fake and there is no fire place for it but I measured the space for it and headed out to Menards. I picked up most of the wood from the reminants bins. I went home and the hubs and I built this in an hour.
Ready to see it?
Of course since then I have painted it and those decorative blocks, I found at a thrift store for .50 cents a piece. But I love it. It isn't to big and fits in wonderfully in our living room.
Here it is with the antique gate. I love it.
I love that I have a mantle now. It is so much fun to decorate for the seasons.
Stay tuned for the decorated mantle!