I haven’t been too quiet about how much I dislike my mantel. It’s a challenge… all asymmetrical and weird and I am never sure what to do with it. I got a lot of suggestions to just put something giant up there to create more of a focal point.
I think I found it.
I went to my local Habitat Restore and found this pair of humongo shutters for $5.
(I would have paid $10 if they had cleaned off the cobwebs and Daddy Long Leg carcasses for me.)
I primed it with a gray primer and then lightly sprayed with Krylon Brushed Metallic paint in Satin Nickel. It has a little bit of sheen to it, but not too much.
I’m certainly not done with the mantel, but this big shutter is a start.