12/15/08

A mantel for Christmas


We had a fireplace but no mantel. Mr. Mordecai fixed it all up for us. I never knew you could buy a mantel at the hardware store! He pulled off the hideous glued-on decorations around the fireplace and painted the trim and mantel white (see a before picture). He put hooks on the bottom for the stockings. Now we're all ready for Christmas.

9 comments:

  1. It looks really great! I'll have to show my Mr. We don't have a mantel either. (The previous owners took it with them! lol)

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  2. Beautiful! I just love having a mantel at Christmas time:)

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  3. Mantels are my favorite things about a fireplace and yours looks great!
    Erika

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  4. Looks nice! I love having a mantel to put decorations on.

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  5. It looks so good! I wish we had opted for the fireplace option when we built our house...I am so kicking myself for that every time Christmas comes and I have nowhere to hang stockings!

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  6. Looks great! We considered putting up a mantel, but haven't yet. The brick is already so far up the wall that I can barely reach, so adding a mantel would make it that much higher. Your hubby did good.

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