Thursday, March 13, 2008

Layaway is the best way....

I just love layaway. It affords me the opportunity to acquire something that I do not have the money for at the present time but don't have to go into debt in order to get.



I found this beautiful shelf at a local antique store while browsing on my lunch hour. Yes I even squeeze treasure hunting into my lunch hour. It is kinda pricey (not less than $100) so I cannot justify just buying it outright. The store owner agreed to let me put it on layaway for 6 weeks. I hope to own it in 4 weeks though......












The detail on it is beautiful and the measurements are perfect. I don't have a (proper) mantle at the present time. The fireplace in my home would have to be one of my least favorite fixtures. It has a "Southwest" vibe and really NOT my style. I think this mantle will really soften it and change the entire feel of the room.
















This is what my fireplace looks like now :(


I'm considering painting the chimney a different color. I have Dunn Edwards "Quicksand" on the walls and fireplace now but with the addition of the Sage Green mantle, I'm thinking a Cream color on the chimney would accent it nicely. Any suggestions??? You know I appreciate them one and all......


So picture this mantle on my fireplace and a huge smile across my face. Thank heaven for layaway!!!
Debbie Kay


8 comments:

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Debbie, you are right. That shelf will totally give your fireplace a softer more romantic cottage feel. Can't wait to see it up.

Hugs,
LeAnn :)

a pink-bee said...

What a wonderful piece~ it will look perfect above your fireplace ~ great idea :)
Have a happy weekend :)
crystal :)

Anonymous said...

I think a nice warm darker shade behind it will really bring it out even more and create a more dramatic emphasis on the chimney. Your Phat Friend. =-)

Brook said...

That's going to be lovely. I like all your decorating ideas!! Thanks for sharing with us!

Blessings
Brook

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow, that will look great! I can't wait to see it! I think once you get it home you will know what color to paint!

Rosemary said...

I bet you can't wait until you get the shelf. It will look so nice over the fireplace.
Rosemary

Michelle said...

The shelf is oh so pretty and is gonna look great in your home! I love the detail on it :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

the feathered nest said...

I think that piece will look really beautiful on your fireplace! Can't wait to see it!

manuela

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