If you follow me on Instagram (@restoredstyle), you already know our mantle arrived this weekend! As I’ve mentioned before, we love the brick look, but without a mantel or anything else on the brick wall, we didn’t feel like we were really “using” the space. And we needed a place for our kitchen TV and extra storage and shelves are always a plus. So, a custom built-in was our answer to this brick wall.
I’m hesitant to post any photos of the finished mantle/fireplace built-in because it’s not styled yet. At all. But I’m going to do so anyway:). Here’s a quick photo progression of where we began, and where we are today…
We are a little sad the built-in hides the brick, as we loved that look, but this new piece makes living easy and practical, and we want this house to work hard for us. More up-close-and-personal mantle photos to come this week!