How to Make a Shelf by Repurposing an Antique Mantel

We started with an old mantel - we got ours on FB marketplace for just $50

Using  a level we marked the wall space for the shelf

Using screws we drilled the mantel onto the wall. (be sure to hit some studs)

Once hung, I began to decorate the mantel.

This antique mantel turned kitchen shelf has served as our coffee bar area for several years

I placed hooks under the mantel to hang plants.

The decor changes each season

Recently we added lights

And created a baking station

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