“When I’m home, I like a cozy, comfortable, calming space.” ~Stacy Keibler
There’s just something about having a fireplace in your room that adds a touch of coziness to it. And along with it, many fireplaces also have a mantel for you to display your photos or seasonal finds. When we bought our condo two years ago, I seriously considered, ever so briefly, about buying an old fireplace mantel and hanging our TV above it. But Mr. Cottage didn’t want to hang our TV and buying a nice old fireplace surround with mantel isn’t always cheap. We had lots of other expenses at the time.
Fast-forward to the present and I finally have my “mantel” via a large floating shelf. I know there’s all kinds of DIY floating shelf ideas but when you have lots of other things going on and time is more valuable to you, I just bought ours from Pottery Barn.
At the time I purchased this gorgeous shelf, not only was the shelf on sale, but it had FREE SHIPPING! We bought the 48 inch size and because everything is so dark on this wall, I got the lighter colored wood. I just took another look at it and it’s currently on sale, again. You can read more about it right here .
Now I have a place to add photos and do a bit of seasonal decorating. Speaking of which, how do you like its autumn look?
I didn’t want it too high up, so it’s just above our television. And it has the rustic look that I just love!
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