I need a little diversion, and while I’m working on things for Whimsy, I thought I’d show you some changes happening over here. They happened a while ago actually but I’m finally getting to them now:)
I had bought a mantle that I loved on an online auction about 4 months ago. If you remember correctly I was using a large shelf for a mantle previously until we could find something different. Here is what the mantle shelf looked like before..
Imagine my amazement when I found almost her twin on an online auction for $165. It said it retailed for $750. Even if I had Ry recreate something like this I think it would have cost us more. So here she is now:)
Isn’t she pretty:) When we bought it, it was about a foot too long so Ryan and his dad cut a foot out and re-glued it back together. Not bad, especially for the price. We also have to finish the trim work around the fireplace and baseboards. I think I’ve talked him into at least letting me put some crown around the fireplace as well:) Good guy too!
I had fun decorating her and kept her sweet and simple for now. Not gonna lie and say I can’t wait to glitz her up for Christmas:) I got the big galvanized “L” on a site called Pick Your Plum. They have one deal a day and when they sell out they are gone. This guy was only $8, a steal for what I’ve seen them sell for.
My other love are these sconces I got for my birthday. I sweet talked Ry into wiring in some extra wire that he zig zagged behind the sheet rock before we closed her up. So once I had the lights he could just cut a hole through and find the wires. He does love me:)
and one last close up just for fun. The next purchase is going to be a rug for this area so we can cozy up in front of the fireplace this fall and sip come chai and hot chocolate:) Kinda gets me excited on these 95 degree days!
I’m heading back out to the shed to sweat a few more pounds off and finish up a couple of dressers for the sale. Have I mentioned how much stuff we have? It’s gonna be fun…hope to see you there! If you want to follow Whimsy Green’s status, like us on Whimsy’s Green’s Facebook page:)