My DIY Beveled Mirror Overmantel
My overmantel mirror project is completed!
(Cue the choir of angels and the Alleluia Chorus.)
If you care to read about the background of this project…some of the options, and how I came to decide on this particular version, you can read about it here.
As I noted in the last post, Mr. D&D was not keen on this idea. However, he recently told me that was because he didn’t think it would turn as well as it did. The first thing he said when I finished the top was “wow, I would never have guessed you could do that. It looks great.”
Believe me, I wasn’t offended…I felt the same way about his backyard wall project. I wasn’t crazy about the idea, but I loved the result.
So, I’m pretty glad I persevered and finished the job.
I spent a good chunk of this week’s free time culling all my pictures and steps along the way…zzzzzzz! Reading it, I even put myself to sleep.
I’d rather get to the fun part.
Ready? Here we go.
I was curious about how my computer mock up would compare to the finished product.
Here’s how I did:
The only real change I made to the design was to eliminate the very top shelf. Also the “real-life” bevels are much more apparent in person and in daylight.
For a thousand reasons, I am thrilled this project is DONE!
And now…once I clean the house and put away all my drill bits…I am moving on to the next big change to this room!
One other thing: the actual mantel shelf is not very deep (about 8″.. 10″ on the far sides). So If anyone has suggestions as to how you would decorate it, I’d LOVE to hear them!!