Over the weekend we took care of a couple little things on our to do list. First up – the picture over the family room mantle is hung. Finally. Sigh.
And even more important than hanging the picture frame was installing the custom made steel piece for the bottom of our mantle. Last year, when we had the inspector deem our new wood stove safe to use, he said that we did need to protect the mantel.
The task looked pretty easy…
But it required a special flexible drill bit. I didn’t even know they made such a cool tool!
Then I added a few of our new the gold pine cones to the mantel. I just couldn’t resist.
The gold pine cones add another earthy touch that compliments the new blades of grass I picked.
I just can’t resist those beachy touches!