Monday, April 1, 2013

My Mantel Has A New Look!


For those of you who read my blog on a regular basis, you know that I am in the middle of a family room re-do.

It has been a really fun and exciting project for me, and at times frustrating, but the end results are always pleasing to me.

One of the elements in my room that got a new look was my  over-mantel.

My mantel spans over 17 ft and it has an antique over-mantel from the early 1900’s.

This is a collage of the change in process…..


We need to add a bit of height since we took off the embellished top.

Mantel dismantel 003 (800x600)
We played with several pieces of moldings…..

Mantel dismantel 002 (600x800) (2)
When I say we, I should be saying Hubby!! I designed it with his help and he did all the cutting, caulking and painting, but I did stand back and give my approval, that counts, right?

Over-mantel with it's new top......

collage 3

Here it is from all different angles. I am so pleased with the results, and I actually think it looks a bit more elegant like this. 

By removing the embellishments it has opened up so many more options for the  sconces, and other elements on the mantel.

You will notice on the left side of the mantel there is a missing sconce…….

Mantel dismantel 004 (800x490)

Next big decision is lighting!!

I have three choices to choose from.
Come back and see my choices!

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Linda {Calling it Home} said...

It is so clean and fresh without the carvings. I love lighting...this will be fun to watch.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh, I do like it better this way. Can't wait to see everything. Hugs, Marty

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

It looks fabulous, Kahysue! It has been so much fun going through this process with you! The final look will be fabulous, I know! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Loving the new look.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

I LOVE what you have done here. I can't wait to see the rest!
You are one busy lady and talented I might add.
Happy Monday.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Adore the new mantle! I fully understand the "We" !!! MC and I work the same way!
Will be looking for the next piece!

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

Ooooh, I love the newly designed mantel, Kathysue! You and your hubby make a great team!
~ Wendi

Linda Hartong said...

Can't wait to see!

John said...

Ironic isn't it, I was just contacted by a potential client that is buying a house but doesn't like the mantle design. They've contacted me about doing a change from the southwest style to more contemporary one. Like what you guys have done!

Merlin said...

Looks fresh! Now...where are you going to use the filigree topper..franki

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

Love the new look. I can't wait to see what sconces you choose.

The enchanted home said...

Looking lucky for you to have a "live in handyman" Its fun to see your room take shape!!

Amy Vermillion Interiors said...

Wow. What a lucky girl you are to have such a great hubs! Looking forward to how you finish it.
Happy Spring,

Melinda said...

That looks amazing, love the new mantle. Gorgeous profile and love the fresh white. Can't wait to see what you do from now on.....

Brandi said...

I love the changes that you made to your mantle. The new moulding looks great!