Thursday, September 01, 2011

DIY love

It's been awhile since I added some house loving for you. We have not been big on projects this summer but we did mange to do one...
I found an old fireplace surround/mantle on PVO back in June for basically free. I can't find a pic of it... but here is a peak at the color it was before... (yes and he is so cute!)

with some paint it was transformed.. then came the question what do we do with the hole in the middle. That's where pinterest came in. I spend way too much time over there... It's just a whole lot of lovely eye candy. I saw a bunch of stuff I liked..


I still love the way the mantle is arranged on this one.

or this...


originally we were going to attempt this...


or this...


But then we remembered the old window we had sitting up against the shed. Insert my LOVE of maps and this is where we ended up...


We still need to put stuff in the shelves and the pictures above are going to be changed around. I'd love something more dramatic on the mantle.. Over all I am happy with how it turned out.

8 comments:

Melanie said...

Fits perfectly in that space! Great job Heather!

Chrissie said...

So CUTE! I think it's great. Good job you! We are still putting finishing touches to our fireplace project. I have been working on a post about it for months and cannot WAIT to finally post it! ha ha You inspire me to get a move on.

Budilian said...

I like how you turn unwanted stuff into something that fits into your home and looks great. It's not easy and it looks like you put a lot of work into it. It's very sustainable and green. And yes, guys read your blog too.

carol said...

GAHHHH!!! I love it! How did I miss this?! I want one!!!! Love how yours turned out :-)

Julie said...

This looks so awesome! Very cute.

Angela Oliver said...

Heather!! LOVE THIS!!!!!!!! Fantastic

Eva said...

That's why you were looking for a big map.. I love it!

Marla Rempel said...

I love it too. So creative. Would love to see a straight-on view, more close up!