Friday, March 16, 2012

The Mantle is in the Shop

I am excited to say the mantle I've been working on has finally made it into my shop space.  Here's an after picture. 

We got a break in the weather so I drug it outside to take some beauty shots.   

In case you missed it I found it at a Re-store for a great price because it had been there for three months.   Here's what it look like before. 

I cleaned it up and made a few small repairs.  Then I added a top and some trim to the front as well as the top.  I was torn whether or not to add crown to the top but didn't because I liked it simple.   I painted it white , distressed by sanding and glazing, then sealed it with poly.  

I leaned it up against my faux mantle in the living room for a couple days so I could make sure I was happy with it without crown.  I fell in love.  I wanted to keep it and sell the one I made myself a couple months ago.  Ultimately I decided mine was already attached to the wall better keep it.  If you would like to see mine go here.

Here it is in the store.

I got my craft on and made some spring bunting to add a little interest to my space.

I mentioned on my facebook page yesterday that I built a barn door to display the mantle.  I think it's fun and if I don't have a lot in my space it looks interesting.  I did sell a few things last week so I am thrilled! I need to get busy and make some more.

My next post will hopefully be about a huge project I have been working on in our dining room.  I just picked up the hardware for it so I am determined to finish this weekend.  One project for me, one for the shop right.  I will make no money that way but it sounds fun to me.

P.S.  If you are a no reply comment blogger I can't respond to the question in your comment, which is no fun.

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Katie Goldsworthy said...

That is awesome!!!

Nice work!


Anonymous said...

I love that mantle! It's perfect just the way it is!

Alicia @ Sweet Ava Kate said...

Love it, you did a great job, as always! I thought of you today... I finally spent my Pottery Barn gift card. I had my eye on one of their globes and it happened to be on sale. 25% off of $29.00, making it $23.19, with tax it come to $25.10... I paid 10 cents! Happy me! It will be going in my almost completed office. Hope to show pics soon! Thanks again! Have a great weekend! :)

Anne said...

Wow - you have been so busy!!! Love the mantle!

Full Circle Creations said...

Your mantle looks great! I love how it looks in your space! So happy for you that you've had your first sales!

Have a great weekend.


lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

the mantle looks beautiful and i love how you dragged it outsid i do that to all my pieces too!

MixedMolly said...

Love the distressing and the bunting really adds a touch of fun to the store.

Emily said...

That looks so pretty. I love the beauty shots with the vines and greenery, it looks like it belongs out there!

Green Willow Pond said...

It's beautiful! I like the white with the glaze. Yours it beautiful too, but it looks to me like you could add molding to yours to make it look more like this one, if you wanted.

Have a lovely day!

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

I love it! Now you got me curious about what big project you're doing in your DR...teaser!

Wild Oak Designs said...

Awesome! I love the barn door too!

Revi said...

Love your mantel. I just found you today, and I like your style, so I'm a new follower! :)

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