DIY Mantel for 20 Bucks?

$20
2 Hours
Easy

The husband and I started with a builder grade fireplace and surround
OOOOOH so pretty (not really)
OOOOOH so pretty (not really)
And we the popped off the tiles, would you be surprised to know that they were put on with liquid nails? We were shocked!
And less pretty!!!
And less pretty!!!
Now we did install new tile, but that is not the point of this post....
Boring old 4X4
Boring old 4X4
This cost us about 15 bucks from Lowes. We also purchased some stain. We then cut it down to the size we needed. After that we sanded any rough spots.
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We added the stain...
diy mantle for 20 bucks, fireplaces mantels
And this was how it looked once it was completed. We spray painted the brackets holding it on the bottom black so nothing would stand out and then installed it.
diy mantle for 20 bucks, fireplaces mantels
This is how it ended up! I'm not saying it is professional but it works for us. Don't mind the doggy beds!
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Updated photo. HELLO MR. PUG!
RCooper @ thoughtsbyher.com

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