Friday, 25 November 2011

My Christmas Fantle


Since I don’t have a fireplace in my living room, I use my cubby shelves as a fantle.


When I added the crown moulding it gave it some substance, but any item that I placed on top was dwarfed by it. To solve this I cut a piece of drywall, wrapped it in white fabric and placed it on top of books, giving it a platform so items didn’t seem to sink to the bottom.


I took the pine stems from the tree next to my house, but I’m going to replace them with a different type of evergreen, they look a little too sparse. 


We will be putting the tree up this weekend. I’ll be working on making a new tree skirt, so wish me luck :)

Happy Thanks Giving to my friends south of the border.

The DIY Show Off


  1. Oh so pretty - i love purple!!!

  2. Purple is my Christmas color too! Love how your decorations look!!

  3. what a nice mantle. love the color combo. great job...oh and new follower here. will be back to see more.

  4. It's gorgeous, Mel! I love everything your doing this year!

  5. What a lovely colour combination!

    I'd love it if you could share this over on my Simply Christmas Inspiration Party at

  6. The purple is soooo pretty, I love it <3 and your tree is elegant. Great job Mel (round of applause)

  7. Great job on your mantel; like how you played with the purple.

  8. Beautiful mantel! Consider, if you will, sharing with my readers at

    Christmas blessings!