Fireplace mantels that is.
I, once again, blame pinterest for this insane disease. I see something and I want it.
The plethora of gorgeous, mind blowing mantel decorations is never ending.
I even made a pinterest board just for mantels that you can see here. So many options, right?
Take this Halloween mantel. Um, Halloween is my favorite holiday. Geez, I wish I had a mantel to decorate it like this.
Or how about this inviting Christmas mantel? How warm and fuzzy does this make you feel? Wow, I wish I had a mantel to decorate it like this.
I am in love with this Junk Mantel from Funky Junk Interiors, one of my favorite blogs to follow. I love junk! Golly, I wish I had a mantel to decorate like this.
I have my settings on my Craigslist app to alert me whenever mantels are for sale.
Only problem is they are so expensive!
$950? Not in my lifetime
$700? Yeah right.
Not even $150 was in my budget - *headdesk*
Months went by and still I couldn't find anything.
This is gonna be harder than I thought. That empty bare wall in my living room is just gonna have to wait...
Or so I thought.
Ain't she a beaut??
I found her on Craigslist... It has glowing logs, a metal crate for the logs AND the fireplace screen! *SQUEAL*
To make the situation better. It was Free. You read right...F-R-E-E!
Oh, but she's heavy. The woman who owned her first lived on the second floor apartment. IN MY COMPLEX. How funny is that? I had to go literally down the road for it.
Doooown the stairs. Ouch.
*I* live on a second floor apartment.
Uuuuup the stairs. Ouch.
Sit back and admire. YESSS!
Immediately, I started grabbing some knick knacks off my entertainment center. I didn't care what I grabbed, I just wanted to decorate it.
Ok. Ok. It's not much, it looks downright pitiful compared to the ones I showcased earlier.
Guess I have some learning to do.
Geez, wow, golly- I have a mantel to decorate now!
What is your favorite way to decorate your mantels?