It's been a little nutty the last couple of days but I wanted to get a mantel post up so I can join Donna over at Saturday Nite Special. But of course I am late as usual. I have three mantels. Sort of. The first one is that of my real fireplace. I just painted it out in white. How I would love to have painted all of the brick but for now I love the white mantel. The photograph is a self portrait done by my son for one of his projects while he was in college. I love having it front and center since he's back in Atlanta.
I was going to fluff it up a bit but by the time I got home the light was fading. I rushed to get some pictures.
My second mantel is my sort of mantel. It's made with some very old corbels and a shelf we put together. It's hanging in my eat in area of the kitchen. Those suckers are very heavy and have to be anchored into the wall. After we got them up we both realized that they were way too close together! I don't know what we did but it will be fixed when that rooms gets painted. Soon. I hope.
Try lugging two of these babies around an antique market. You will soon learn to bring a cart next time.
My third mantel is my faux fireplace. I didn't take any pictures today so I posted an old one. Sorry. It looks a little naked. For some reason I forgot about this one until I started typing. And it's right behind me! I found it at a different antique market. It was a horrid shade of pink and so I stripped as much of that off as I could and painted and glazed it.
So there you have it. You don't need a fireplace to have a mantel! You can just put one together with either a shelf or a surround and have fun decorating it.
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