The modern Fireplace was not working for me. Where am I going to display all my stuff?
I need a mantle!
I picked up two old chipped columns which had one flat side and a wood corbel that went over a doorway or window.
and screwed them to the existing surround.
He did the same to the mantle but screwed it into the studs in the wall.
I left the wood as I found it, but I scraped a bit more off the piece I used as the mantle to get rid of the bubbled paint and dirt. Then I went to my Hardware Store and bought Paint that is specially formulated to be a heat barrier. It came in a spray can and I coated the underside of the mantle self several times in the white color.
That fireplace is a Heat-i-lator.
It is like a mini furnace and in the winter it heats up the entire living room and my bedroom.
It is Gas powered and flips on with a switch,
Ahhhhh gotta love an instant fire!
stop by again tomorrow and see what’s new