And the mantel is up

The mantel is made from a barn beam that is about 120 years old. Randy didn’t stain it–only cleaned it up a bit and sealed it.  Isn’t it gorgeous?

I think the picture says it all, but just in case here are a couple more.

The shelving to the left of the fireplace is crafted from two antique cutting boards. When we purchased them, they had been joined together to form a table top, and they were so dirty that we honestly couldn’t tell that they ever been anything other than a table top.  After sanding them down, Randy attached them to a hide stretcher that he cut down to size.

16265540_10211883378506658_6249057950076690518_nI love the shelving, but it does point out that my light switches are not level. So not level. Even so, I am absolutely in love with our fireplace now. I am so glad that Randy convinced me to go ahead and do this project. Now, I just need to convince him to tackle the kitchen!


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