Pat F
Pat F
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  • Saint Charles, MO

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
After:

We made the "screen" several years ago, using three decorative iron panels, zip tied together.
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.
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
Trim Guy
a mantel for the back porch fireplace, fireplaces mantels, porches, woodworking projects
Waiting for stain.
Waiting for stain.
Finish
Finish
Waiting for Spring
Waiting for Spring
Pat F

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  • Melody Drinkwater Wagner
    on Jul 21, 2013

    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!

  • Susan Rawlings
    on Jan 26, 2016

    Oh wow, this is great. What a wonderful place to relax.

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