Our Mantle Inspiration

December 13, 2013 6 Comments

We built our home in 2002.  We were newly married, and I had a baby on the way.  At 22 years old I didn't have all the home decor answers that I may have thought I did.  Nor did we have the funds for my grand ideas.  So each year we add a little here and there to our house.  It is always always dangerous for me to look through a Better Homes and Garden magazine, I always find inspiration - like this photo.  Two years later I still love this entire home, particularly the mantle.  Once I saw it I started to beg.Screen Shot 2013-12-13 at 9.04.11 AMIt is a bit hard to see in this photo, but you get the idea.  So did Kevin, and he started to build away.  And I cheered and encouraged with every bang of the nail gun.  Because everybody needs a cheerleader.

Our old mantle is pictured here: (this is a very old christmas photo of the easel Kevin bought me - I still love the easel, but not the mantle.)mantleripIMG_5221Two years later, I still love the mantle, and Kevin.gunLast Christmas I tried to buy Kev a new tool belt - because clearly he needs one.  I found out that tool belts are not like purses!  He loves this old old thing and it is just right - all worn in.  He does not want a shiny new one.  Go figure.tool192A0458 copy 192A0459 copyI'm looking forward to snuggling up with some knitting during the snow storm tomorrow.  I hope you all have a great weekend!





6 Responses

Molly
Molly

September 26, 2016

I love it Katie!!

Jill
Jill

September 26, 2016

You’ve got a grat mantle and an awesome hubby! Love ya both. Happy snow day!!!

voted most nervous
voted most nervous

September 26, 2016

seriously gorgeous

sorpokaren
sorpokaren

September 26, 2016

Lucky u! Love your new mantle!!! :)

salpal1
salpal1

September 26, 2016

wow – beautiful!

Betsy
Betsy

September 26, 2016

Love it, as you know!

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