Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fireplace Mantle to High-Gloss Shelf

What I love about DIY is it allows you to take something and change its function or purpose to work for you. When I saw this mantle on KSL (a local online classifieds) for only $30, I knew I had struck gold. I didn't have a fireplace, but I did need a large shelf on my kitchen wall.

My husband, Steve, cut off the legs for me and then I gave it two coats of Rustoluem's oil based enamel paint in white. 

Steve and his Dad making an anchor for the shelf to hang on. 

Securing it to the wood anchor.

This is how the space looked before.

And, after! I can't wait to style it! It brightens up the nook in my kitchen so much. I'm so happy with it!

There is something about high-gloss white that makes my heart sing.


  1. Anna Rose,
    It looked so nice before, but what you did with that self is really fabulous!! Please share a pic when you have it all filled up!!
    FYI, I got my Cricut Mini yesterday, again, thank you so much, cannot wait to use it!!

  2. Kathy-
    I can't take credit for this one. My lovely cousin Sandra, owner of Light Glass and Trend , did this project. I told her if she ever finds an awesome mantel like that again, I want it...intact :)

    YAY! So glad you got your Cricut, can't wait to see what you do with it!


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