Valentine's Day mantel complete! And I'm thinking it's pretty dang cute and festive. I decided to go reds and browns this year. Pink home decor isn't really sitting well with me right now.
So I made the burlap bunting a little while ago. You can see the tutorial for that HERE.
And I'm not really one to have gigantic wedding photos around but I got one out and dusted it off for the holiday of love. I think I just heard a collective sigh from all of you. I know. I know. We were adorable. We will have been married 16 years in April! April 26th actually, if you want to send an e-card or something. That was way back when I hadn't realized my forehead was actually a fivehead (and in need of some bangs) and the eyebrow tweezers and I hadn't gotten acquainted. Thank goodness he married me anyway!
I had pinned that gushy/cheesy/I-love-it-so-much-it-hurts saying a while ago and knew I wanted to make a board with it on it for the mantel. ::single tear:: Who knew I could be so tender? Our love story really is my favorite. :)
(PS that sign is now available for purchase in my brand spankin' new Etsy shop! You can find it HERE. We will be adding new items all this week and next so check back!)
Lastly, did you notice anything different about the ol' mantel besides its being bedecked in hearts and gushy sayings?
Well, as a reminder, here is what it looked like before.
And here it is now!
That's right. I had a mantel built over that lame drywall box shelf! I am so excited about my new mantel. Isn't it lovely? Dreams really do come true, you guys.
I thought I'd pass along the information of the amazing craftsman who made it for me. No, I'm not being compensated in anyway. I paid for my mantel. I just like to share when I find something awesome and Steve of Parker Custom Woodworks is just that... awesome! If you live in the Denver area and are in need of some woodworking, Steve is your guy. He is meticulous and was waaaaay pickier than I was about everything! The exact quality you want in a woodworker if you ask me. And very affordable... another great quality. :)
I had him send me some photos of some other jobs he has done and put together this jpg below that you can right click, save and/or print for your next project you need Steve's help with. He really can do it all.
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