Monday, February 18, 2013

::Den Progress- A Faux Mantel ::

I've got a secret... 
Well, to you my's been a secret. 
I have a faux mantel. It was given to me about 4 1/2 or 5 years ago by my daughter. Someone gave it to her and she had no use for it after moving from her rental; so now it's mine! 
I've never shown it; at least I don't think I have.  I don't decorate it. Well, not for holidays, seasons,  or blog hops featuring MANTELS... I don't decorate it.  
I have just been ~keeping it to myself.  

Here it is. 
Notice:  I didn't show you the top. 
There's a couple of reasons for that.  Uh...You can't see the top. It's covered in what 'used to be decor' and a finely layered 'dust jacket'. 

Oh wait. That's not what a dust jacket is?  
Well, then no-- what is on my mantel is definitely NOT a dust jacket.  Uhm... it's more like a "dust cover" ...yeah. 

No-- I think just, a fine layer of dust, more aptly describes what is covering it. 
Anyway, I've been working in the 'Den/ Wonder-Room'.  The room with the little known and obscure faux mantel; and so far it is looking better. 
 I found this three-sided frame last summer on the curb-- we don't really have curbs where I live, it was more or less in the "bar-ditch".  It was set out for the garbage man. 

Today, I told The Honey my plan-- and as per usual... he took my idea and ran with it! 
He cut the ply wood, notched it out to fit around the mantel;  and then mounted it to the frame. 

In the mean time, I removed the wall mount brackets and raised them up and got the mantel mounted back on the wall almost 4 inches higher than it was. It actually sits on the baseboard now, and is mounted to those brackets. 

 Yes! I did that part... And now, here is my faux mantel, mounted a tad higher to accommodate my faux hearth! 

It still needs some paint--  hopefully I'll be getting it all done soon. 

I also have another project waiting to go as soon as this one's complete--it will also be in this room
here's a peak! 

Another piece of family furniture handed down and waiting to be used and loved. 

***For those of you that are new here---and just can't look away-- here's some back story on the room and where I'm coming from: 

The Beginning
Painted Paneled Walls

Oh, give thanks to the LORD for He is good; His loving kindness is everlasting.
~Psalm 107:1


Art and Sand said...

There are lots of things in my home that I wouldn't show yet - the laundry area.

Have fun fixing up your faux mantel.

Ivy, Phyllis and Me! said...

Good Morning Pat, Whenever I see the title of your blog "Corn in My Coffee Pot, it always makes me smile....thank you for that.
What a good idea to create a hearth for your mantlepiece. Once painted it will look fabulous, then you can have fun placing your treasurers on it.
Have a lovely day.
Best Wishes

The Boston Lady said...

I love your "Fantle" and your "Fearth"! That was such a clever addition to to FM and it looks great. Love your next project too - can't wait to see what you do with it!..I love "ditch" finds... Ann

Debbie @DewdropGables said...

Wow, it's looking great! Imagine all the wonderful vignettes you can create now, looking forward to seeing them.
Debbie :)

My Repurposed Life said...

how cool is your mantel! faux or not! :) raising it is brilliant! It's going to be so awesome Patricia.
that little library table (desk) is sooo darn cute! can't wait to see what you do with it.