Hello everyone! Since Donna's SNS party's theme is mantels, I thought I would put together a quick post so I could link up to her fabulous party.
If you've visited my blog before, you know that my home was built in 1979 and had all the original finishes when we bought it. That alone should paint a pretty picture for you, but I included a before picture just to make sure you have a clear picture of the "horror" (aaah!) that it was before we remodeled it.
It's kind of funny, because I was just doing a little fluffing to the mantel today, so I've already changed my display. It's still not quite done, so I'll have to show that in a later post.
My husband tore out all the brick in one day (what a trooper!) and we re-used it to build the new fireplace. (I warned you it was scary!)
I designed the fireplace from inspirational photos from various books and we had a carpenter rebuild it for us.
I found the french door mirror at my favorite antiques shop, Good Goods.
It fit perfectly above the mantel and gave it more grandeur.
My husband and I installed the bead board around the base,
and then we painted everything white to unify all the different elements.
Head on over to Donna's at Funky Junk Interiors and join her SNS link party. There's always a lot of inspiration to be had and it's a wonderful way to find new-to-you blogs. Thanks Donna for hosting every week!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
'Til next time...
Hugs ~ Jo