This is our fireplace. I didn’t take a picture of the whole thing but it is basically brick, brick, and more brick.

The fireplace is also totally not centered..which is a few quirks of this 1960s house.

 

So I stumbled across this website last year and it is exactly what I wanted.

I didn’t get shots of everything since the tutorial has it all.  (I was at work anyways and it was a surprise!)

M helped put the L brackets in!

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Here is a picture of the frame.

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And here is the mantel stained with 4 coats of “Gunsmoke”.

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I love this mantel so much! Now I need to decorate it 🙂