Vintage coke machine?
Pedestal sinks and chandeliers galore?
Hundreds of antique glass door knobs?
Your very own phone booth?
And for the spare $45,000 you have sitting around, your very own confessional!
But saving the best for last, this place is just full of fireplace mantels!!!
If you missed Part One of our mantel story, you can read it here.
Mantels of all sizes, shapes, and price points. The fully restored mantels like the one pictured above were several thousand dollars. I point this out to prepare you for the blue painted madness we purchased for much less 🙂
Of course this solid marble number was Mr. Marvelous’ first choice:
But here is the “beauty” we came home with. I promise it is so awesome in real life and we are going to restore the ugly duckling to its former glory. We are having a mirror cut to fill the upper rectangle and Mr. Marvelous will work on stripping her-I’d love to work on that myself but with the baby I cannot be around the fumes and lead paint dust.
I would love your input as to what you think we should do with her stainwise/colorwise. All of the trim in our house is wide and flat and white. I’m leaning toward a distressed blue grey stain, as in the photo below. Thoughts? Suggestions? Bring them on, I’m all ears and will be forever grateful!
Speaking of grateful, baby and I reached our “viability day” on Thanksgiving Day. How perfect. For those of you who aren’t familiar, viability day is the point at which modern medicine says the baby would have a fighting chance of survival with medical intervention if he was born. My boy is growing big and strong!
(your eye sight is fine, this is just an unfortunately blurry self-photo!)