I have one of the homeliest fireplaces ever seen in a tract house. The wall height on the left side is about nine feet, and the right side angles up to about twelve feet. One of the reasons I started following blogs was because I had googled "How do you decorate a corner fireplace?". That's where I found Thrifty Decor Chic. I loved what she had done with her mantle, The moldings that had been added were definitely cute. Well all these years later I still have an ugly fireplace and mantle, I just have not gotten around to figuring out what to do with it, but I try to work with it.
The only thing I like about this corner fireplace is the depth when it comes to holiday decorating. It is tricky to figure out a height and a width to add any wood trim on the walls because of the awkward disparity in the ceiling above either side of the mantle. This year I had Home depot cut a handy panel into two pieces for me and attached them above the mantle. I then took apart an old fence section, trimmed and cut the pieces in half then glued them to the handy panel pieces. Now I have the backdrop for decorating a rustic little vignette with The Three Bears!
The snowflakes came from the VOA too.
I have added a picture of last years Christmas mantle so you can see the difference that the fence boards have made to the overall look of the mantle.
|Last years (2012) Christmas mantle.|
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