Suzy @ Worthing Court Blog
Suzy @ Worthing Court Blog
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A Simple Solution to Gain More Space on Your Mantle


Placing seasonal decorations on my mantle was always frustrating because it was so shallow. We remedied the problem by simply getting a board cut to the desired size, adding trim similar to what was already on the mantle, painting it all out and gluing it to the existing mantle.
Mantle depth increased from 7" to 10"
Mantle depth increased from 7" to 10"
Dry-fitting the unpainted board
Dry-fitting the unpainted board
We attached the painted board to the existing mantle using Elmers Carpenters Glue and left the clamps in place overnight.
We attached the painted board to the existing mantle using Elmers Carpenters Glue and left the clamps in place overnight.
Original depth mantle
Original depth mantle
The mantle all decked out for Fall.
The mantle all decked out for Fall.
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  • Thistlewood
    on Oct 24, 2012

    @Suzy @ Worthing Court Blog What a great idea! I have a mantel that I need to use this with! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • The Endearing Home
    on Oct 26, 2012

    This is such a great idea, thanks for sharing : )

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