Finally, a picture of my completed fireplace. Well, almost completed. We still don't have the gas logs installed.
Just in case you'd forgotten, here is a picture of the fireplace before. BORING!!!!!
And here is the fireplace with the new mantle. I LOVE IT!!!!
I know I sound like a broken record, but you just can't imagine how different the whole room FEELS with the new fireplace. It updates my room by 48 years (our house was built in 1968).
WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!!!!