This is a picture of my fireplace last year just before Christmas
And this is the same fireplace today
Notice the difference ? Yes ! I have a mantel!!
Uncle John and I worked together a saturday morning and put this together while the hubby was taking care of Bug. First we measured and had to do a little bit of math, then we tacked 1x2 strips of wood to the the studs.
Added some L brackets
Then measured some more and installed the ledge
And after more measuring and more math, the crown moulding came under the ledge.
I'm terrified of using a circular saw so Uncle John did all the cutting but I was a champ using the drill and mail gun. Then came sanding, caulking, painting. But it's finished now. And the result is way beyond what I had hoped for. I can't wait to decorate for Christmas this year. It's a bit early for it though. So I did decorate for fall and of course Thanksgiving.
I'm just happy, really happy about my new mantel.
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