Thursday, August 26, 2010
Our house has no original fireplaces. It was heated with steam radiators. Still is, except for the addition.
So, this is a mantel. Attached to the dining room wall. When we moved in, it was painted brown. I painted it white. I also painted the wall inside the mantel a flat black. I like it. Chickie helped me paint the walls.
We like color on our walls. All the walls had been antique white, with colors on the trim work. Now it's the other way around.
The detail on the mantel is lovely. The previous owner was an antiques dealer, so the mantel was picked up somewhere on her travels.
It's great to decorate the top of the mantel for different seasons. In a few weeks, I'll be bringing out my winter garland to lay along the top.
We hang Christmas stockings from it during the holidays.
Have a fabulous Friday and wonderful weekend!
Today I join Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday. (myromantichome.blogspot.com/)