Good - thank God - it's Friday everyone !
I've been plugging away at the reading room for I don't know how long now - and it's still not finished - I still have all the finishing touches to do - but here's where I am with the mantel
hmmmmmmmmm...............I spy painter's tape on the right hand side - if I didn't blog and take photos that may have stayed there until we move LOL
the plan is to install an electric insert - but for now I happened to have a piece of plywood that almost fit perfectly.- we just need to frame it out with a little molding to fill in the gaps
I painted it using the same paint I used as the base under the paisley pattern on the floor
Than I placed a mirror against the dark background - it's one of those mirrors that's boxed in with a mirror frame as well- so it's 3 dimensional and looks like it has a depth ( from a distance anyway )
I'll be installing ( probably marble tiles from Home Depot ) some type of hearth underneath it - which is why the painted floor stops abruptly - I don't want to paint one inch more than I have to of that paisley design lol.
Suzan says - I need you to cut out some molding to frame the plywood in the reading room
John says - In the what room?
Suzan says - The reading room
John says - Why are you calling it a reading room? It's a den
Suzan says - It's a reading room - I've always wanted one - so that's what it is
John says - Where do you think you're living - a town house in London?
Not quite - ( do only houses in London have reading rooms? )
Oh well - so does this ramshackle house of mine now too !
This is the seller's photo - they had an insert in it too
But I thought wood against the plank wall was going to be too much of a mish mash of rustic.............
You all have a wonderful weekend
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