Remember the mantel that I revealed in "How To:Vintage Mantel Gets A Makeover" last week? Was that two weeks ago? Oh well, whatever...I revealed it. (throat clearing noise) Well, I have finished installing it to the wall in my Master Bedroom and have thrown together the beginnings of a vignette. Still working out the kinks, but I wanted to show it to you as it stands now.
Here is the before and after...but of course before installation.
My Master Bedroom is not outside in my backyard!!!
I bolted it to the wall, like a good little ole DIYer using two "L" brackets and wood screws that I tapped straight into the bead-board on the wall, making sure to touch up the brackets with leftover paint from when we painted the bead-board. Here is the mantel sitting on the wall to the right of a built-in, recessed television cabinet.
I plan on taking a little more time to dress this mantel. I am thinking the addition of some dried hydrangea flowers in the chamber pot would look pretty. I would also like to paint a 3 by 3 foot abstract landscape for the wall above it. But for now, it is just okay with me.
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