There's been a lot going on here at Eventually Cottage! The hubs and I have been making some small changes in our living room!
Even though our house was built in the 1850's, it lacks a fireplace. Boo! That didn't stop me though! I was bound and determined to have a thick, chunky mantle like the ones that I've seen all over bloggy land!
The hubs and I made a run to Home Depot and picked up a chuck piece of wood that was 12 feet long. It was only $18!!! The guys at the HD cut it into 3 4 foot sections for us.
Hubs beat the wood up pretty bad with hammer and stuff so that I could have the rustic look that I wanted. He then applied some Polyshades in Espresso Satin (it took 2 coats).
Once the new mantle was up, I added some of my fav pieces!
The other 2 pieces of wood were used for our DIY entertainment center alternative. Stay tuned for that!