Our Mantle Inspiration
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.It 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.)Two years later, I still love the mantle, and Kevin.Last 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. I’m looking forward to snuggling up with some knitting during the snow storm tomorrow. I hope you all have a great weekend!