10.24.2011

The Gardner Antique Fireplace Mantle

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Our fireplace mantle is complete but I may wait just a few more weeks for the final reveal. I am still pulling everything together! This mantle was already in wonderful shape it is just that the color was not quite right. Our wood floors are quite dark and the original finish would have looked somewhat light and a bit orange.

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So with a darker finish and a bit of polishing up she turned out wonderful. We debated on her perfect spot and it came down to two different walls. Back and forth and rearranging just so she would be perfect. I am so happy we found her!

12 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh wow! that is classically beautiful!

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Love it! I'm so jealous right now ;)

Jen said...

OK, you know how much I LOVE everything you get your hands on, but this...this stirs up emotion in me that is hard to describe! I remember my Great Grandma's mantle that was so similar! The memories of being at her house when I was little makes me so happy! What a lucky find! I cannot wait for the reveal! Don't leave me hangin' for too long. ;)

michelle said...

This is gorgeous Melanie! I love old mantels like this, so much character. I can't wait to see where you put it.
Have a wonderful week!
xoxox

Susan said...

Beautiful!!! Love it!! I had this same mantle in a house we built in 1992, found in an antique store in Dallas, TX. Looking forward to the reveal!

Chelsea said...

I am green with envy!!!!!!!

Kacey said...

Gorgeous! I am dying for a mantle. I know it will look fabulous in your home!

Karena said...

Melanie...I'm a new follower..I found you on Nana Diana today..I really love your mantle...you will enjoy it so much...YOU ARE A VERY TALENTED LADY...blessings...

Karena A Loblolly Life

Jami said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! So happy to have you a part of the Tuesday To Do Party!
Smiles!
Jami
www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

Lindsay Logic said...

I cannot wait for the reveal. I inherited an antique buffet for my Grandma and haven't put it in my house for the same reasons you listed. Please post soon, so I can get an idea of how to finish mine! :)

~Kristine~ said...

Fab Melanie! It would be beautiful in your home! Great job, as always :)

Jennifer Rizzo said...

I love that mantle, it's gorgeous.

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