My hubby wanted me to name this post “If you build it, he will come.” (Santa jokes already. 🙂
I thought that was quite clever, and I was so excited to finally have a mantel.
I’ve dreamed of having a fireplace with a mantel from the minute we went house shopping.
When we bought this house(sans fireplace)I hoped that my next house would have one. Well, 11 years later we are still on our “starter” house and I was still mantel dreaming.
I knew even a fake one wasn’t currently in the budget.
However, a few weeks ago, I was headed to the store and lo and behold, one of my neighbors had put this one out to the curb for the trash. They were even kind enough to tape the screws to it. Thank you thoughtful neighbors. I finally got my faux fireplace mantel.
It was a golden oak color and made of press-board, but I didn’t even care. A coat or two of paint, some sand paper and a fake backer, and she was ready to go. It’s not perfect, there a hole cut in one side of the base, but she’s all mine.
I used her in my booth at Morris and had quite a few offers, but I knew it was coming home with me.
I was so excited when we finally got it put together in my living room, I was bursting. I am looking forward to decorating it this holiday season, and when the kids saw it, they were so excited that we had a real place to hang the stockings this year.
Best. Roadside.Find. Ever.
Yes Virgina, there is a Santa Claus…. and he likes to leave stuff in the trash.
And it’s awesome.
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