Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thanks, Dad!!!

So I have been trying to figure out what to do with our front room ever since we moved into our new home.  It has been lacking something, but I couldn't really put my finger on it, until I got some great inspiration from....yep, Pinterest.  :)  Once the idea of a faux fireplace mantel made its way into my brain, there was no letting it go.  So I put my mom on a mission to help me find one and we went from one antique store to the next looking.  After much searching and contemplating, this was the end result!!  And the very best part about this particular didn't come from any of those stores, but was actually built completely by my dad!!!  He is not usually a big fan of our crafty projects, and it has definitely been a long time since I can remember him building anything.  I was AMAZED to find out that he had made this!  So, needless to say, this mantel is now something I will keep forever.  If ever we move, the mantel comes with me.  And if the house ever catches fire...I'll have my daughter in one arm, and I'll be dragging this mantel out with the other!!  I love it!  Thanks, Dad!!!  You are awesome!!