On the 10th day of Christmas…

That’s right – I skipped a day – been too busy and I’m not going to let it stress me out.

So… my true love gave to me…

a fireplace mantle!

We’ve been on our fireplace mantle to be custom-built so we could declare our basement reno finished… for now (bathroom going in next winter).   On Tuesday it was finally installed.  And while it is a gorgeous piece of woodworking… it’s big.

Really big.

Bigger than we imagined that’s for sure.  The mantle ledge is 5ft off the ground – we were thinking it was going to be more along the lines of 4ft.  And since we have 8ft ceilings… it is kinda overwhelming.

So it looks like we are going to have more work done and have it resized so the fireplaces is a better fit in the room.   Most likely we will have the upper panel removed and have the ledge dropped.

The good news is that Santa has a fireplace this year!  If only I could find some stocking hangers…

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