A Mantel for the Back Porch Fireplace

Fire place Yesterday
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

  • After: We made the "screen" several years ago, using three decorative iron panels, zip tied together.
  • Before: When our home was built in 2003, the back porch and fireplace were added as an afterthought. Until this winter, the only ornamentation was the vintage garden gate. We added the shelf for Christmas, temporarily.
  • Trim Guy
  • Waiting for stain.
  • Finish
  • Waiting for Spring

To see more: http://backporchmusings.typepad.com/blog/2013/02/back-porch-mantel.html/

Pat F

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