Upcycle Architectural Salvage Into A Unique Crusty Mantel

Upcycle Architectural Salvage Into A Unique Crusty Mantel

Last Saturday was a gorgeous, crisp fall day, full of unknown possibilities. I made a snap decision to ride over to the Chartreuse barn sale all by myself to wander. My goal: find a giant letter L for our daughter. You guessed it. No letter L. However, I spied a long architectural salvage piece thinking it was a unique crusty mantel, and that it would blend nicely with our rustic furniture and Moroccan rug.

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A Simple Summery Mantel Update

A Simple Summery Mantel Update

Honestly, I have not been shopping, or junking, locally for months. But last week I took myself for a little drive over to Thomasville, NC to the Chartreuse Barn. It’s been a favorite destination for years. Sometimes I find a treasure, sometimes I don’t. Regardless, the smiling faces and wonderful vendors are worth making the trip for a visit. The two barns are always stocked with treasures from near and far to suit many decorating styles.

Seems like I just posted about our den (see it here). On the mantel was a heavy, huge round gilded mirror. I have always liked it and had no plans to change a thing. Really!

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