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Fireplace MantelsWhen most people believe about marble in their residences, they feel of kitchen countertops or marble floors. Effectively, there is a further region that marble can make an great option of components, and that is with a marble fireplace mantel.

We really appreciate the Spanish theme identified in some Spanish meals restaurants. We also loved the concept of having a fireplace in our basement and right here the notion was born to combine the two into 1 element. I had been shopping about for tips, and one particular day I was in this trendy little store that sold all kinds of neat statues, paintings, and other catchy products. They had a function wall that had a Spanish theme fireplace. Of course there wasn’t a true fireplace unit but just the surround. It had adobe caverns with quite a few of its sale products on show inside, not to mention special curves and angles in its style.

We employed a textured plaster applied in a stipple manner, then painted it with a rustic salsa colour. Ultimately you get to add your own private touch with hanging pepper lights, grecos, lizards and the like. Chickens also add a good touch. What was after just a basement is now named the family members space. We spend countless hours entertaining in our Spanish themed household space and hold warm all winter long.

In our bedroom is this French mid 1700s mantel with original boiserie top rated. If this boiserie prime had a built-in mirror, it would be recognized as a trumeau. Most trumeaus have been after components of paneled rooms. The fancier ones would have a painting and a mirror. Ours most most likely came out of a paneled room of a modest country home. I say modest due to the fact it lacks a mirror, carvings and embellishments.

If you are blessed with high ceilings, take into account rough wood ceiling beams to recreate the appear of a rustic lodge. Oversized wood beams do not come low cost, so attempt faux wood beams to cut material and labor fees. Polyurethane or extruded foam beams are lightweight, considerably easier to set up and are a fraction of the price tag of real wood. I guarantee, I will not inform a soul that it really is not the genuine factor!