Mimi's Faux Mantle

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 03/10/2017 - 04:40

Built this using the Anna White's "MIMI'S FAUX MANTLE" but instead of using crown molding I elected to use STONE TILES in a neutral tone and finished the surround and mantle in white giving the piece a nice soft appeal.  The building plans were easy to follow and took about 2 days to complete the whole process not to mention how reasonable the cost was.  I already had the tiles and adhesive from a left over bathroom mirror frame.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Cost was more than reasonable. I already had the tiles ,adhesive, and paint. Total cost was approximately $66.00.
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
I used Behr White Semi-Gloss Enamel paint from purchased from Home Depot (I had the paint from a previous project). Use any tile of your choice since these were left over tiles I had on hand. When tiling use an appropriate tile for the space and glue with tile adhesive. I let mine sit overnight and grouted it the next day using a sanded grout in Bone (purchased from Home Depot) #832.
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