Thursday, August 27, 2009


When we were house hunting, one of the things on my must-have list was a fireplace. I wanted cozy fires in the winter, but mostly I wanted to decorate the mantel for all the various holidays. We found a house we love. We bought it. It has a fireplace...but no mantel. Grr! I wish I had a before picture of our fireplace - the previous owners thought it would be a good idea to sponge-paint it gray, black and fact they thought sponge painting was a good thing in general. There was a ton in this house! We painted it a nice, rich brown - "Wrightsford" by Kelly Moore to be specific. Anyways, it looked good but was still missing a mantle. I've been nagging and nagging my husband since we moved in March and yesterday he finally gave in!

This morning, Leila helped paint the wood:
And after everything dried Tony put up the mantle and this is what we came home (from storytime) to:
It's nice and simple, and exactly what I was wanting! Bring on the holidays - I can't wait to decorate!!


Teri said...

Wow !!! Tony did a great job! What a good hubby he is. Tell him it looks great and I love his little helper.


Lo said...

Looks great!!!!!

Erica said...

Looks awesome!!

Tara said...

i am sooo jealous. i want a mantel. :(

Rachel said...

It looks so good!!!

Heather @ Glitter and Gloss said...

Tara - have Matt build one! Tony did it pretty quickly :)

Gina said...

It looks great! I want a fireplace in my next house too.


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