Foyer MantleJune 27th, 2012 in member junk
Ladies and gentlemen, one very large, very heavy rustic foyer mantle! This baby is currently waiting to be purchased, so she wasn't mounted to have her photo shoot. (sorry Mr.Deville, she's not ready for her close up)
Given her weight, she needs to be countersunk into the wall and attached to some studs. But I'm sure shes happy knowing that even with her weight problem, she'll permanently attached to a few studs for life! (*snort snort*)
We forgot one little photo - instead of L Brackets to hold the shleves up - we used stair bannister brackets. They were black and fit perfectly underneath the 200 year old shelving.
The colouring was done by a torch. Middle of a heat wave, I was out there torching her all black. It was of course the BEST time to choose to do this project!
All in all, it was a very labour intensive project, but she turned out to be just FAB-U-LOUS! Well we think so ..... :)
Pattern or design used: My own design - Gypsy Barn Foyer Mantle
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