Tuesday, October 2, 2012

My New Faux Mantle

Happy "hump" day!

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!

So what's been going on at your cottages?

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