so i’ve been promising house decorating updates and haven’t delivered much, have i? well, here is a BIG change we made to our living room in the past few weeks. we have gas logs in our fireplace, and we previously had just this long mantle board over it. kinda boring. we’d been looking for a mantle since we moved in, knowing that we definitely wanted to make the area look more interesting. we looked and looked and looked some more. we found this mantle in an antique store on the Canton square months ago but didn’t buy it since it was pricey. we kept looking. finally, we came back to the store and still really really loved this one, so we plunged in and bought it. it is circa 1930s and is made of Tiger Oak. it’s just beautiful and still in pretty good condition to be so old.
our fireplace BEFORE:
our fireplace AFTER:
the lady at the antique store gave me a beautiful pie server as a little gift with our purchase. she also handed me a bag of cucumbers from her garden, i guess as a thank you for being her big sale for the day. i love the south. southern people are so thoughtful.
if you look at the before pic, you can see the color i painted the walls (called autumn surprise, of which i put a color swatch up on the blog previously). i promise to get more house pics up soon!