|the downstairs fireplace|
|I painted around the first bit of trim before adding the rest|
|trim is in place and trying out the mantel|
|the shortened mantel - before touch-ups|
|touch-ups on the mantel done and the hole in the wall filled|
I'm waiting for someone in our neighbourhood who is gutting their bungalow to put one on the curb for me to find. The bungalows around here (including ours) are from around the 40s. Ours was built in 1940 so a mantel from around then would be perfect. I figure we don't need a real fireplace to have a mantel!