This upcycled mantel project is both whimsical and stylish—and the extra shelving adds another spot to display books and other decorative objects. First, Mandi at Vintage Revivals gave an antique mantel a good clean and a few coats of paint. Then she attached plywood to the mantel’s empty space and nailed the whole piece to the wall. To finish the look, she drew arrow designs on the wood with paint pens.
Photo and idea from Vintage Revivals. See the how-to here.