Just in time for Christmas decorating!
While I was taking down my fall mantel decor, I remembered that we enlarged our mantel a few years ago and wanted to share what we did.
We added three inches to each side and the front by cutting a 2″x 8″ piece of lumber to fit over our existing mantel. I would have gone a little larger, but we were limited on the sides because of the wall.
We cut the board, then used a router to round the top and detail the bottom to blend with the existing woodwork.
Now my decor doesn’t teeter on the edge, well sometimes it does when I try to add too much!
We used several screws on the top to secure the addition.
Caulk everywhere to create a seamless look.
I hope this was helpful and it will give you a little more space to decorate on top of your mantel!
Good Luck! and Happy Christmas decorating!