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.
I 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!