A Mantel for the Back Porch Fireplace

There is a point in life when one needs a little help from friends with DIY projects. We asked for help with this project. We stained the mantel, someone put it together for us.

Over the years we've discussed a mantel for the porch fireplace. November 2012, we decided we are definitely not getting any younger and made the decision to get going on the project.

Of course there were a couple of little glitches; weather, time, and health.

The first week of February 2013 the project got underway.

The porch is protected, so we decided to give water based stain a try. We'll see how that goes, for now. #Itching4Spring

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7 Comments Displaying 7 of 7 comments
  • Miriam I New York, NY
    Such a wonderful idea, Pat! Your back porch is lovely.
  • Rhoda V Kennesaw, GA
    Nice Pat, that is one beautiful spot at your house & I know you love it!
  • Becky Blair, NE
    Pat it looks beautiful.
  • I have always loved your porch Pat!
  • Such a beautiful change!
  • Lovely idea!!!
  • Thanks for the inspiration. Drawing up plans for a mantle and painting it a pale yellow with battery operated candles inside with a ever so cozy chair next to it. A place just for Momma!