Antique Mantels over a Marble Fireplace - How Cozy and Snug Is That on a Cold Winter's Night?
Imagine the scene: a large soft-weave or loose-weave rug in front of an antique marble fireplace with an antique mantel above, a fire crackling in the fireplace and the lights are turned down low, sharing a glass of wine with someone special while lazing on the rug while all around outside the chill winter weather paints a canvas of white.
Now, while your imagination runs wild reminiscing about days gone by - or, indeed, days to come, is there a fireplace in your home to enjoy along with that someone special? Lying on a soft rug in front of a radiator or an electric bar fire just doesn't set the scene, really, does it?
Believe it or not, genuine antique mantels and fireplace surrounds are not as expensive as you might think, and with a little do-it-yourself work, a makeover of your home is not beyond the realm of possibility. And why stop there? While you're making architectural changes in your home, why not consider sprucing up the interior?
There are thousands of genuine antique and/or vintage farm tables and chairs, light fittings and switches, doors and handles, and other genuine antique items like glass panes, mirrors, wood moldings, and metal panels available for such work. The list is long enough to fire your imagination - but you need to know where to look for architectural salvage, fixtures, and fittings at sensible prices.
And don't be put off if your home is a new build or relatively new build; a modern townhouse, apartment, or loft apartment can have new life and a lot of character breathed into it with a few items such as porcelain antique pedestal wash basins in a bathroom or cloakroom, a butler sink in the kitchen, or wooden furniture items such as cupboards, bed stands, and wardrobes, coat racks, and wooden shelves - not to mention vintage brass stanchions.
Spoil yourself and spoil your home; create a statement of style and intent with antique and vintage furniture, fixtures, and fittings in your home. A marble fireplace - even in summer, without a fire - creates an instantly warm and cosy focal point in any lounge or study.
Wooden flooring or tiles, antique doors and handles, or just an odd mirror or two - the difference any of these items and more can make to an average home is outstanding. Make your home outstanding today with a visit to the OGT Store. The website address is http://www.ogtstore.com/architectural-antiques/antique-mantels.html.
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Spoil yourself and spoil your home; create a statement of style and intent with antique and vintage furniture, fixtures, and fittings in your home. A marble fireplace even in summer, without a fire - creates an instantly warm and cosy focal point in any lounge or study.