Monday, April 30, 2012

A Product of No Sleep

First off, let me show you where we started:

Yep, there she is, in all her boring/ugly glory.  That is what the fireplace/mantle looked like when we first moved in.  Not horrible, but SO not fabulous.  We painted the brown, replaced the ugly grey tile with tumbled travertine and called it good... until one crazy morning.  The hubs couldn't sleep and got up at 6:00 AM.  I however could sleep.  When I wondered downstairs at around 8:00 AM, this is what I found:

Yep, it's gone.  He decided he hated the old mantle and just ripped it off the wall hahaha.  So, after a long day of replacing what he tore down:

This is what we ended up with:

I have to say... I LOVE how it turned out!  I am so glad he couldn't sleep:)


  1. I agree! It is most elegant and wonderful!

  2. What a handy hubby! You two make quite a team!!

  3. Who needs to sleep anyway? It looks fabulous.