Quick Living Room Mantel Update

As you may remember, in an earlier post this month I shared with you that our first project of the year was underway. Well Mr. Rosemary Lane has been as busy as the proverbial beaver working on our new mantel. Here again is what the original looked like...
Pretty blah right?
Now a much more substantial, and 3 inches deeper, custom mantel has replaced the old one. A new wood surround has also been added as well.

Decorative molding and appliques will be attached to the new surround to add detail along with a finished look.
As of right now the plan is to paint the wood to match the flanking bookshelves, however Mr. RL is tossing around the idea of staining the wood. I'm not sure how I feel about that...I am very much a traditionalist and love the appeal of classic white paint.
This is very exciting...I've wanted a larger mantel since we moved to 21 Rosemary Lane 10 years ago, so it will be a big thrill to see the completed project!!!
Wishing you all a super start to your week!!!


  1. Oh it is so pretty. The larger mantel and the extra wood detail is definitley gorgeous. Can't wait to see it all finished. Hugs, Marty

  2. That made a big difference! I vote for white. :)

  3. This looks wonderful! I like white, too. It's so much easier to decorate. I have wood and I SO wish hubs would let me paint it!


  4. Looking real good Barbara!! Can't wait to see it finished!

  5. Oh, this looks wonderful! The trim really makes the mantel stand out.
    Be a weetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Wow.....such a wonderful difference already Barbara! I hope you get to paint it white :)

  7. this looks wonderful! I like white, too. It's so much easier to decorate. I love your blog!!


Thank you so much for leaving a comment. They truly do brighten my day.


All content provided on 21 Rosemary Lane blog is for informational purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site.

The owner of www.21rosemarylane.com will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.
These terms and conditions are subject to change at anytime with or without notice.

In addition products mentioned in some of my blog posts are done with the hope that i will render a good review on my blog. Products I review are ones that I have used personally and believe my readers will enjoy.
Copyright © 2014 21 Rosemary Lane. All rights reserved . Powered by Blogger.