When hubby and I bought our house, back in September, there were 2 things that made my heart flutter. The hardwood floors and the big beautiful fireplace.
I now have a strong love hate relationship with my fireplace.
Mainly, it’s size. It’s long. I mean really long.
My original plan was to find a mirror to place on the mantel.
I had visions of this…
Then came reality…The mirror needed to be at least 4 ft long.
My problem? The fact that I had given myself a $50.00 budget to buy such a mirror.
(cause I'm cheap like that)
I looked everywhere. I came close to buying a couple…but they were just too cheap.
So I started searching thru the basement.
You see, the previous owner of our house decided he wanted to give us a basement full of crap.
Some of it was cool, but mostly it was just junk.
The painting is now a large piece of cardboard that I will use someday.
And the frame is sitting on my mantel.
Here is my January mantel. I liked the wreath, but the rest of the mantel felt small.
Don't worry, picture quality will be improving soon.
Here is my February mantel.
|See, picture quality already improved...slightly.|
|Don't you love that vase? It was an estate sale find. Super Cheap!|