Monday, January 10, 2011

Beefing up the Mantel

My mantel started like this ... shiny pine.
Then I decided last week to paint it:
I was happy with the painted mantel, but I decided to beef it up with more wood and mouldings: 
I like it.  It's more substantial.


  1. much better presence - really like what you ahve done. As I have mentioned before, it's on my todo list. will let you know how it goes. Perhaps something cream on your hearth would tie it in even more.

  2. I like it beefed up too! Don't you just love decorating and too! ~Deb~

  3. Very nice! I like it beefed up too and the white paint really pops against the brick.

  4. Hello Sharon

    Great job, your mantel looks beautiful.
    We are also in the GTA.