Interestingly enough, nearly everything I’ve made this Christmas has involved branches of some sort.
So why would my Christmas fireplace mantel be any different? 🙂
You actually already caught a glimpse of the reclaimed wood and branch deer HERE.
And since we made the decision to go away for Christmas, I wanted something that wouldn’t dry to a crisp before we returned.
Each galvanized bucket has a container of water that the fresh evergreen branches are sitting in, leaving the end result simulate a grouping of Christmas trees.
Of course, the fireplace makeover changed things just a tad… do you know the fireplace story?
When my house was being renovated, friend Dan immediately deemed the fireplace all his. His words, “The upstairs needs a strong focal point… and that’s the fireplace. I’d like to help with that.”
I couldn’t believe my ears! Knowing the kind of themed work he produces, I immediately started gathering some inspiration. All I knew is, I desired the fireplace to go all the way to the ceiling with an old world feel.
And he and his team made it happen. You can read the entire story HERE.
And if you think the fireplace is really something, wait till you see his new house HERE.
I can’t imagine this room with any other fireplace. It’s big, bold, funky, with a dash of…
Gotta admit, playing with the fireplace feels like a new Christmas gift every year. 🙂