Today I am participating in an online home tour sponsored by this site. We were challenged to post about something in our home that we really like.
My favorite redo in my home is this:
My great room originally had greyish barn wood paneling. It made the room seem cozy at night but during the day it looked washed out and dusty. We painted the paneling yellow, the ceiling and rafters white and the cedar mantel white. But the painted cedar mantel was so ugly!
Many times I tried to think of how to redo the mantel to update it. The seeming unsurmountable problem was that the two beams that supported the mantel were embedded into the brickwork. If you took the old mantel down you would be left with the holes where the beams had been.
One day, while shopping at Home Goods, I found two of these pillars. A plan began to form in my mind....
I drew this picture of how I envisioned the new mantel should be built using the pillars from Home Goods for the end supports.
My ex-husband was hired to do the handiwork (weird I know but he is good at this sort of thing) and voila....I have a beautiful mantel now where my old eyesore had been.
Look for more favorite things and places in my home here and here and here.
Thanks for visiting and ya'll come back soon!