DIY Fireplace Overmantel Project – Lessons Learned

What? You’re NOT planning to build a fireplace overmantel?!  Believe me, no worries!  Not everyone needs a DIY Mirror Tile Overmantel. However…I always seem to find at least one tip from tutorials I read that are of value later. So here’s a takeaway tip for anyone: DO NOT (ever, ever, ever) leave things on the top of a ladder…even if you think you’ll […]

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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. […]

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Hey! Whatever Happened to that Overmantel Project?

March 29th. That was the last time I mentioned my “big” idea to build an overmantel for this fireplace. If you’re new, I’d been searching for a way to fill that GIANT wall space and came across this picture on Houzz. This became my inspiration:   Six weeks later, on April 22, I put a few pictures up on Facebook. (I […]

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Overmantel Progress: All Play and No Work Makes Em…

…a bad homemaker! Would that I could get started on that fireplace project! But a week that included school holidays, and snow and sick days for the fam meant it turned out to be a good week to get some other things done. It’s fun to play with new projects, but a look around the house indicated (strongly) that there […]

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