DIY Mantel Shelf

DIY Mantel As soon as we moved into our new home, I knew I wanted a mantel shelf over the fireplace to display family photos and holiday decor.  Our inspector told us that our fireplace needs to be relined and that we shouldn’t light a fire.  So until we fix our fireplace we placed multiple pillar candles to add ambiance without the risk of burning our house down.  I really love how our fireplace and mantel are looking.  There are a variety of textures to give interest to the eye and a family picture from this past Thanksgiving in Yosemite.  The next little update on my list is to find a new fireplace screen.  Any ideas?

DIY Mantel
DIY Mantel We bought this Mantel Shelf and stained it with Black Cherry Wood Stain, which after several coats became a beautiful dark brown with a hint of cherry.  After staining to the desired color, we used Polyurethan to protect the wood from stains or scratches and to add a nice glossy shine. Gently wiped the varnish with steel wool. Then we waxed the shelf with Howard Wood Polish with a soft cloth to smooth, finish and further protect our stunning mantel shelf.

DIY Mantel
DIY Mantel
DIY MantelFor the month of February, I hung this amour sign (made by Butterfly above) that we had at our wedding hanging in front of our sweetheart table ♥


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