~Christmas Mantel

December 8th, 2015 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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Photo: Jim Healy (copyright 2015)

I found this 200 year old mantel in pieces. It had so much potential that over the course of several weeks I pieced together dozen of components. I used the original square cut nails that were in an old glassine envelope to reassemble all the bits and pieces. The beautiful window was found in the cellar of the same home. Mirrors were added and the two antiques have been reunited. It's in a friend's bedroom and decorated for the holidays.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy - Junk Architect (copyright 2015)
posted in: blog, member junk, vintage, wood, christmas, historical, mantel, fireplace, jim healy, junk architect

Comments (11)

Dinantiques writes: Jim, you did a beautiful job bringing this old and forgotten mantel back to life. I continually refer back to your older projects for ideas. I'm inspired by each of your post and if anyone should publish a book on re-purposing, it's YOU!

Merry Christmas my friend. Posted: 5:42 am on December 11th
shamrockerin writes: I love the mantel. Is that the original finish, or did you create the lovely distressed paint look yourself? Posted: 7:58 am on December 10th
AndrewsBrianne writes: Great piece! And it has the proper cosy decoration! Posted: 5:24 am on December 10th
involtoweb writes: It looks nice Posted: 5:32 pm on December 6th
gadgetsponge writes: Great save! And the use of the square nails shows your dedication. Posted: 6:18 am on December 1st
MakinItHappen writes: Gorgeous old mantel, so lovingly restored. I also love the beautiful, understated decorations. The spinning wheel is the perfect finishing touch! Posted: 2:32 pm on November 30th
G writes: Speaking of being possessed...oh..wait...I mean the talent you possess always takes me back to the craftsmanship of yesterday. When little details mattered and they put their heart and soul into everything they made. Jim, it's just beautiful. Posted: 11:54 am on November 30th
JunkArchitect writes: The cozier the BETTER...!

Posted: 7:21 pm on November 29th
suewhitney writes: Great way to kick off Christmas Mr. Healy. LOVE it!!!!! Just makes you want to cozy right in.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 7:17 pm on November 29th
georgiamoon writes: Jim, I'm you're friend, right? I would LOVE to have this awesome piece anywhere in my house. I will find a place for the next one Ok? Although I know this is a rare beauty..... a girl can always have her fantasies.

Georgia Posted: 7:06 pm on November 29th
just_old_stuff writes: Jim, tell your friend the mantel looks absolutely beautiful! I love the mirror too. AMAZING!!! Posted: 6:58 pm on November 29th
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