You all have heard about my stack of barn boards and how we used some to make a shelf for my parents house.
Well, now it's my turn! I used some left-over shelf brackets from my parents (hee, hee...free!), painted/ sanded them and bought 2 small L-brackets and screws for a few bucks.
My dad and I started with the 2 small L-brackets resting on top of the fireplace trim.
Then we hung the big end brackets. I did not want to move my sparkly mirror, that is anchored to the wall, so we hung the mantle as low as we could.
I still need to paint the small L-brackets to blend in with the light blue walls.
To be honest, I will play with the look of the mantle for the next few weeks...but I had to arrange something on it right away!
I want to something tall for the 2 ends, this arrangement is too much of the same height.
I also think I want a longer board...but that can wait for now. I just want to dream of hanging stockings at Christmas for now!!