After 10 years(when the addition was built)I finally got around to having a mantel surround installed on the exterior side of our two sided fireplace between the family room and backyard.
I found a very budget friendly mantel surround online. I used the Olioboard design application to get an idea what the mantel would look like installed before purchasing.
The hearth will definitely be Daniel and the fur babies' favorite spot. Our little guy loves laying next to a fire with his Chuweenie, Loki, in his arms and his Chow Chow sister ,Rococco (Cocco), next to his side.
The bottom are is painted in the same black paint for now until the hearth is added.
Time for the fun part which is decorating the mantel!
Finally, the space is ready for an intimate gathering with a glass of wine(or martini in my case) in the evening, or a piping hot cup of cocoa or coffee in the morning.
Thank you for visiting. I will be joining "Feathering My Empty Nest" Share your style party this week where you can find lots of wonderful and creative decorating and cooking ideas from several talented bloggers. Enjoy the holiday season!