to this in the space of a few weeks.
But the chimney breast looked a little bare.
That was until yesterday afternoon when the carpenter came round for an hour or so and
We finally got our mantle fitted.
Sorry, no 'in progress' shots since we were busy entertaining DC at the time.
But plenty of 'after' shots, with the prettyfying having been done.
Ahhhhh, what an improvement.
We are officially in love with this big old lump of oak.
Hubby can't wait to hang the Christmas stockings from it.
Big old softy that he is.
Just a little bit of touching up required where the chimney breast meets the floor, plus a mirror or picture to source (I'm favouring a starburst style mirror since there is so much 'square-ness' going on all around.)