Saturday, 16 November 2013

A Mantle; At Long Last!

Last month I blogged about the shelves, cupboards and chimney breast we had built in the living room (see here.) This meant our room went from looking like this
to this
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

ta daaaaaah

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.)


  1. It's absolutely lovely, you've made a wonderful job of it. I could do with some shelves like that to the right of my fireplace. And a woodburner and one of those lovely mantels...

    1. Thank you! It's been a bit of a long drawn-out process to get where we are now, but it's been worth the wait!

  2. Lovely! Yes a starburst mirror would be perfect.

  3. Really like it! We don't have a mantel and I so with we did.

    1. I can't believe we managed this long without one!

  4. It looks gorgeous Justine, and it's perfect for Christmas stockings - make sure we see a photo of it all "trimmed up".


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