I never showed you my finished mantel. Silly Mandi.
Speaking of mantel/mantles, I have been mixing things up around here, and it's been fun.
Oh, and by the way, my "gaming" mantel--
let's just say the scrabble pieces don't want to stay put. You hear this loud smack at all hours of day and night-- the hubs is all,
"What was that?" at like 3 a.m., and I'm like,
"Just scrabble. Go back to bed."
And my kids are like,
"Mom, what does
It's secret code, kids.
Anyhow. That was pointless. Let's talk mantels!
Recall that I am still banned from my favorite shopping places, so if I can't find it in the house, I get to wrangle something up. Crapt style.
I had this old doorknob (that I replaced with a locking doorknob to lock my children out of the toy room because that's the kind of mother I am), and I thought to myself,
"Self, this could be a cool decorative piece."
Scrap piece of wood here. Ran it through my router (my roman ogee bit has been seeing a lot of use lately. Not that anyone cares),
and there we are. Put it on the hallway shelf, and honestly, I didn't love it.
But it's been growing on me. Oh!!
I felt like my kids needed updated silhouettes. That was fun. You can see how I do my silhouettes here. (FYI I didn't have them cut out this time-- I just printed them out and was done with them.)
I spy little fingerprints all over that mirror. Someone should clean that.
So. Where were we with the newest mantle?
Ah. . . yes. I needed to grout, still.
Let me just say, I love that there's a place for the controllers to go, now. ('S what the bowl is for.)
Oh ma gosh. . . "M & J"??! Ca-ute! (Just threw up in my mouth a little.)