Monday, April 12, 2010

The hole in our wall is at least half-way finished

Hubby has been working massive overtime for the past month, so progress has been S-L-O-W!  

Don't get me wrong, I am EXTREMELY thankful that he has a good job and his overtime is bringing in some much-needed moola, but DANG......

I want my house back!

We pray think all of the "bugs" have been worked out and the rest will be smooth sailing.

We spent 1/2 a day on Friday working on the mantle.

Here is a picture to show what problem we had...

Because our corbels were so thick, the mantle wasn't wide enough to cover, we had to bump it out an extra few inches....causing a big gap.

Because of this gap, we had to cover the top of the mantle with another wider piece of wood.

Hubby's router is on the fritz, so we decided to cover the edge with molding instead of trying to round it out.

I think it looks pretty good....but final verdict will come when it's stained.

UGH, I don't even want to think about that!

But I have told hubby that if the stain gives us ANY problems....that baby is going to end up GLOSS WHITE!

I think this fireplace has caused us enough drama without freaking out over stain!

Praying that the fireplace is finished before our friends come in two weeks!

Wish us luck!


  1. Oh, it's looking wonderful. I think the beefier manter will be a huge asset to the finished look. I can't wait to see it. Hugs, Marty

  2. I' m really impressed, it looks great! Wont be long now! Hey guess what i was sewing yesterday and guess what I finished!?!?!? Please send me your address, email, and I will get that little thing in the mail!!! Thanks for your patience! Sue

  3. You're in the home stretch! And it looks great! :) The stain will give you NO trouble...I just KNOW it!

  4. definitely on the downhill slide now! happy for you!! just in time for summer.. LOLOLOL :) sorry, couldn't resist! btw.. i'd stick some candles in that beauty & enjoy it all summer long!!!! xoxo -Tracie

  5. Robin,
    You and Marty have done an amazing job with this mantle. It's beautiful!!! Marty could have a whole new career creating beautifl mantles in beautiful homes. You two are too fabulous!


  6. I forgot to ask you something. Can you please send me your address. I lost the envelope, typical of me, and I need your address. You can either message me on FB or email me at

    Thank you.


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