DIY Project Parade



Remember when I found this old mantel in the barn?

 I‘m guessing it’s original to the house. 


It got a good scrubbing and sat propped up against the back wall of our barn patio for a while but I knew I wanted to bring it back into the house. 

But I wanted to be able to move it around, not secure it to the wall. I love to rearrange.  Right now I love having it in the dining room but what if I want it in the family room or a bedroom someday?

Enter True Value Hardware. Three pine 1x4s, a few L-brackets
Aleco 477502 Replacement L-Bracket, Alum, for 4PLT3
and some spray paint to blend it in (I haven’t had the heart to paint the original mantel yet but perhaps someday).


Boxing it makes it stand alone and movable!

I changed my fall mantel up a bit…
Before…
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 Yarn pumpkins with pinecone stems…

 Fall monogram wreath…

 Pinecone votives on pedestals…


It’ll probably look different before next week’s DIY Project Parade! 🙂

The DIY Show Off
Let’s see what you’ve been up to!

1. You must use the button above (ADD BUTTON HTML CODE FROM SIDE BAR TO YOUR POST) and link to this post to share the linky love.

2.Include your name or blog name and project title. Add your permalink (not your blog url, but your DIY project post url). Feel free to link a Past Post, just invite your readers in a current post with a quick note.

3.Or email your link to thediyshowoff@gmail.com and I will add it for you.

4.If you notice your link has disappeared -please add the link back to The DIY Show Off to your post today, a button or a quick note to your readers about the party and try again! I love when everyone participates and readers check out everyone’s links, but I think the return favor of linking back is the nice thing to do so everyone plays fair and enjoys all of the projects and links. Also – this blog party is for DIY projects only. Links not related to DIY will be deleted.

5.  NOW you can “like” the links!  What a fun idea!  Most liked links may be
included in a post of DIY Project Parade highlights later in the week!



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I was one of the bloggers selected by True Value to work on the DIY Squad. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program as well as my writing about my experience. I have also been compensated for the materials needed for my DIY project. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.
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