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2012/01/26

DIY Mantle

Someone asked me if I could share some information on how to make a mantle after finding out that my dadzy (my pet name for my father-in-law) did their mantle all by himself.

As soon as got the request, I talked with dadzy about this request.  

Dadzy is very supportive on my writing and photography and of this blog. In fact, he is the only man among my followers! He is very nice to share some information and drawing on how he made this very nice mantle and I thought I'd share it here on my blog for those of you who needs some tips on DIY mantle to save some bucks.


Here is his drawing of the mantle plan where he included the materials and exact measurements. Some of the molding he used were the leftovers moldings he had after their house renovation. 

Theirs has an opening about 12 inches away from the fireplace opening.

 He bought the fancy edge trim and the decorative scroll work from Menards.

Then, paint it any color of your choice :)

You could also staple extension cords on both sides and up to the top like dadzy did so you could plug-in your lights on top!

I hope I explained it just fine, but feel free to ask question if you have one. I would be happy to clarify it for you :)

And my big thanks to my wonderful dadzy! Like what mumsy always say...'you are amazing!'


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13 comments:

  1. Gimme your fireplace!!!!!!!!!! So beautiful. Love it! xox

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  2. Your Dadzy is quite the accomplished wordworker/designer. Beautiful!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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  3. You dad did an amazing job! I love the fireplace mantle. It also gives me ideas on how to make mine shine just a bit more!

    Blessings,
    Donna

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  4. This is fantastic, Myric and what gorgeous pictures!!! He is sooo talented and I you did a fabulous job with the diagram too!!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  5. Wow! Dadzy is very talented! Great job! Thanks for sharing with us Myric!

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  6. I think it's amazing~ sharing yours and Dadzy's ;) creation at Feathered Nest Friday tonight! Thanks for linking up!! :)

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  7. Beautiful! I've always wanted a fireplace with a mantle. I'm pinning these plans, so if I ever get a place with a fireplace my husband could build this for me. Thanks for sharing it.

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  8. Your mantel is just beautiful!!....how did he bolt/screw the wood to the wall and brick? Thanks for the tips.
    patti :)

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  9. This is so impressive. Thank you o much for linking up to Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust.

    Warmly, Michelle

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