Shirley Corwin rustic living room

Shirley Corwin

This mantle is antique with original blue paint. Inset was done in the Trompe L'oeil style to represent stone.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

I was recently at an estate sale, walking around a lovely home. I thought, “Wow, you really can’t take it with you.” Part of me was sad to see these beautiful pieces left behind … and for a moment I wondered why one should even have them in the first place. But at the same time, I could see that this family had surrounded themselves with beauty and comfort. They had filled their lives with beautiful memories, and they had the things to prove it. At that moment I saw both sides of the issue clearly — the need to hold on to the past and the need to release it.

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hawkinslm added this to Projects - Decorating
on Sunday
Rustic weathered fireplace surround
kkatsnelson added this to Design Ideas
last Friday
Colored mantle?
hsully328 added this to New Hampshire House
last Friday
Rustic mantle
wkrussell added this to wkrussell's Ideas
April 8, 2014
leanorab23 added this to leanorab23's Ideas
April 6, 2014
Nickie Guy added this to Utility Room
April 4, 2014
Fireplace Mantles
linwbar added this to linwbar's ideas
March 26, 2014
distressed mantel, folk-arty
hibaelbashir added this to hibaelbashir's ideas
March 24, 2014
antik corner
lucin3 added this to lucin3's ideas
March 23, 2014
fireplace mantle
kylana added this to kylana's ideas
March 23, 2014
surround, country feel
sarahapage added this to sarahapage's Ideas
March 22, 2014
Cafe Primrose added this to Ideas For The New House
March 21, 2014
janelletiegs added this to janelletiegs's Ideas
March 20, 2014
Catherine Rydberg added this to catherine_rydberg's Ideas
March 20, 2014
DONNA JINKS added this to bartholomewhouse's ideas
March 19, 2014
Julee Schoenfeld added this to fireplace
March 17, 2014
not sure what i like. i do love the antique mantle
jtutop added this to Linda
March 16, 2014
blue7870 added this to blue7870's Ideas
March 16, 2014
sashabledsoe added this to our home
March 15, 2014
Color of mantle
alexiasimon added this to 2015 new home
March 14, 2014
LR -- Wing chair in odd place squeeze it in anywhere
rettnava added this to rettnava's ideas
March 14, 2014
eugeniaw added this to eugeniaw's ideas
March 13, 2014
cheno6 added this to cheno6's ideas
March 13, 2014
love mantel
Amanda Hornsby-Abshier added this to webuser_4971103's Ideas
March 10, 2014
I really like this fireplace if I didn't want to go with stone.
anneralston45 added this to anneralston45's ideas
March 9, 2014
aqua fireplace surround
sandford added this to sandford's ideas
March 6, 2014
love it.
lorimccollum added this to lorimccollum's ideas
March 4, 2014
Love the blue on mantel
kseniyagatta added this to kseniyagatta's ideas
March 4, 2014
сделать полку с книгами возле камина, с той стороны где дверь
John Emdin added this to john_emdin's ideas
March 4, 2014
weathered fireplace
wombatblu45 added this to wombatblu45's ideas
March 3, 2014
I love stuff
jenngr added this to Adams St.
March 3, 2014
painted fireplace
jtkinnard added this to jtkinnard's Ideas
March 3, 2014
Mantle and white washed brick
3555mary added this to Lliving Room
March 3, 2014
George.Terri Koontz added this to keeping room
March 3, 2014
chair tight in to the fireplace
sheilag1202 added this to sheilag1202's just dreamin
March 2, 2014
Wing chair
pittsburgheast added this to general
March 2, 2014
Love the distressed mantel!
elainemurphy1 added this to general beach house ideas
March 2, 2014
blue and green together
asanamama01 added this to asanamama01's Ideas
March 2, 2014
redohouzz added this to redohouzz's ideas
March 2, 2014
Antiqued fireplace
lorraine1953 added this to lorraine1953's ideas
March 2, 2014
faux fireplace
mingo001 added this to LaF remodel ideals
March 2, 2014
Neal Harris added this to Decorating 101
March 2, 2014
Bird Print, Hearth
Aniko Design LLC added this to Private home in Naples Florida
March 2, 2014
debbieman added this to debbieman's ideas
March 2, 2014
fireplace arrangement and reading nook
nicola_is_moving added this to Lounge
March 2, 2014
Fireplace on flat wall. Colour. General homely feel. Possible position for chair, bookcase etc?
sisterdavia added this to sisterdavia's ideas
March 2, 2014
Blue brick. Green mantle
teresa_007 added this to rustic, fireplace
March 2, 2014
ancient look
sushmakaushik added this to Living Room Ideas
March 2, 2014
High chair
acimim added this to acimim's Ideas
March 2, 2014
The wood how is pa ted!
30kelvin added this to Living Room
February 28, 2014
shyraluna2 added this to Home furniture
February 27, 2014
carollarson added this to Calamity Jane Designs - Bedrooms
February 27, 2014
fireplace colors...
ilovekittys added this to ilovekittys's Ideas
February 26, 2014
suciutomo added this to Things
February 26, 2014
like the worn paint on mantle
alliesgram added this to alliesgram's Ideas
February 26, 2014
Rustic, antiques, baskets
iphunter14 added this to Home Office Ideas
February 26, 2014
nice comfy chair!
natasjajanken added this to natasjajanken's ideas
February 26, 2014
bohurst added this to Bathroom Ideas
February 25, 2014
mantle color
ladylikesfire added this to Saugatuck
February 25, 2014
cover brick
sweetwarior added this to sweetwarior's ideas
February 23, 2014
Painting and colors
rosyvera added this to Living Room Ideas
February 19, 2014
eadamec added this to eadamec's ideas
February 18, 2014
Colonial fireplace.
April Smith Cantrell added this to Living Room Ideas
February 15, 2014
dkc00 added this to dkc00's ideas
February 12, 2014
Mantel surround
germanmrs added this to germanmrs's ideas
February 11, 2014
rustic wood surround
kimsundrops added this to fireplace
February 10, 2014
whole thing
stachia30 added this to beach house
February 10, 2014
??? Do something simple & chalk paint?
ashlynnkelso added this to Texas Home
February 8, 2014
Distressed fireplace
amwestervelt added this to amwestervelt's Ideas
February 4, 2014
jared rustic distressed look
Kimberly A. Michaud Interiors added this to Ahern Country Farmhouse Inspirations
February 3, 2014
similar rustic fireplace...white washed with texture
betsyroeder added this to fireplace
January 31, 2014
Salvage fireplace?
kayewalden added this to kayewalden's Ideas
January 31, 2014
mgraham1085 added this to mgraham1085's ideas
January 25, 2014
Little White Daisy added this to lwd2012's ideas
January 25, 2014
shabby chic
kqgraham08 added this to Wall Colors & Accent Walls
January 25, 2014
skalnig added this to skalnig's ideas
January 23, 2014
eneumeyer added this to Livingroom
January 23, 2014
mfcraig04 added this to 4320 LaSalle
January 21, 2014
eabellville added this to dream house
January 21, 2014
Fireplace surround.
thevidrines added this to thevidrines's ideas
January 21, 2014
pdcochran added this to pdcochran's ideas
January 19, 2014
Painted mantle
mblaxland added this to mblaxland's ideas
January 18, 2014
Tiana Scott added this to tiana_scott's Ideas
January 12, 2014
kdelamore added this to Fireplace
January 12, 2014
that is a super cool fireplace mantel!!
stephanieluzny added this to living room
January 11, 2014
Antique wood
mom2bassets added this to mom2bassets's Ideas
January 10, 2014
maddixandrew added this to maddixandrew's ideas
January 8, 2014
Diana McKissock added this to diana_mckissock's Ideas
January 6, 2014
Shabby sheik
queendub added this to queendub's ideas
January 5, 2014
Pretty much everything
lslund added this to Fireplace
January 5, 2014
Fireplace color & style
janoirot35 added this to janoirot35's Ideas
January 5, 2014
mpjmueller added this to mpjmueller's ideas
January 4, 2014
Mantle surround
jpmessick added this to Den/Family Room
January 4, 2014
Cool fireplace
ksenia82 added this to ksenia82's Ideas
January 2, 2014
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January 2, 2014
hmiller1743 added this to hmiller1743's Ideas
December 31, 2013
maxciemarie added this to maxciemarie's Ideas
December 31, 2013
paulveach added this to paulveach's ideas
December 31, 2013
Neato! Great cottage look.
Steve Ezell added this to Barham
December 31, 2013
Old Mantel
hh185 added this to hh185's Ideas
December 28, 2013
cinco05 added this to dorsj081134's Ideas
December 25, 2013
Sitting area & bookcase
McDaniel Wallquist Construction added this to nathan_mcdaniel's Ideas
December 25, 2013
bethbarham added this to Keeping Room
December 22, 2013
Sabrina Porterfield added this to Interior Ideas
December 20, 2013
distressing for doors
murmaed added this to murmaed's Ideas
December 14, 2013
i like
1040wpine added this to Seabreeze12 ideas
December 9, 2013
rustic treatment, collectibles
bjj1976 added this to Living Room Ideas
December 7, 2013
The mantle/fireplace
Lyndsey b added this to Our New Home
December 2, 2013
dansue62 added this to dansue62's ideas
December 1, 2013
glenfest added this to fireplaces
November 30, 2013
love this -- not the painted wood, but how it looks very rustic
donhumes added this to donhumes's Ideas
November 25, 2013
wood mantel
ehulsey added this to ehulsey's Ideas
November 15, 2013
Rustic paint on mantle
tammwk added this to Living Room Ideas
November 15, 2013
rustic..maybe some salvaged wood could be used to create this it yourself project???
nowisthetimeforall added this to nowisthetimeforall's ideas
November 15, 2013
The distressed wood
tlmyersw added this to fireplace mantel
November 11, 2013
keep mantel now
spunkye added this to spunkye's ideas
November 9, 2013
Shelves on the right
Tracy Smith_Archer added this to tracy_smith_archer's ideas
November 6, 2013
amyscottlep added this to Kitchen
November 1, 2013
Love the distressed look!
keeleymarie added this to Living Room
November 1, 2013
faux mantle arrangement
Cloé Bugeaud-Tremblay added this to webuser_6084926's Ideas
October 30, 2013
ironworksnc added this to ironworksnc's Ideas
October 28, 2013
takeitez added this to mantel
October 26, 2013
Okay, I'll antique it !
melodiesunset added this to melodiesunset's ideas
October 25, 2013
the color
vickiwalters added this to Kitchen Ideas
October 23, 2013
not the color but the set up?
stephmayor added this to living room ideas
October 19, 2013
shabby shic mantle
amyz1to3 added this to antique houses
October 16, 2013
old hearth
jcforjc added this to jcforjc's ideas
October 15, 2013
love the colors!
kkhays added this to fireplace
October 15, 2013
spentonbargains added this to Living Room Ideas
October 15, 2013
wingback chair
eiamae added this to eiamae's Ideas
October 13, 2013
Christine Spiak added this to kitchens & open plan
October 12, 2013
This photo is too cluttered, but I like the old beat up stuff
efwaldrop62 added this to living room
October 5, 2013
mantle with no fireplace
Jo Brower added this to dining/transition room
October 5, 2013
staceyetchison added this to staceyetchison's Ideas
October 2, 2013
shannierenae added this to shannierenae's Ideas
October 1, 2013
briancharrette added this to briancharrette's ideas
September 30, 2013
bonniej1414 added this to Living Room Ideas
September 26, 2013
dljerome2 added this to dljerome2's Ideas
September 23, 2013
Distressed fireplace.
n2cork added this to special touches
September 21, 2013
add mantle and use fire place to "show: duck
ka_rende added this to ka_rende's Ideas
September 15, 2013
Kerrie Berry added this to kerrie_berry's Ideas
September 15, 2013
Fireplace mantel
amyk27 added this to amyk27's Ideas
September 5, 2013
Shabby chic look
Mary Helen Holman added this to Fireplace
August 30, 2013
What if I could find something like this with a little color to it?
lmelnyk1 added this to lmelnyk1's ideas
August 29, 2013
love this blue color
melissaguillory added this to melissaguillory's Ideas
August 26, 2013
hdilatush added this to industrial stuff
August 22, 2013
like the worn paint look
Elizabeth Short added this to Eli Short - Living room ideas
August 21, 2013
Chair upholstery
George Furlott added this to george_furlott's ideas
August 18, 2013
I love the distress look& feel to this mantle.
ritzelross added this to ritzelross's Ideas
August 16, 2013
tweediea added this to 1st house
August 16, 2013
color of wood...nice alternative to stone
Rachel added this to Details
August 15, 2013
Lauren Jacoby added this to Living Room Ideas
August 14, 2013
color mantel
smaceiras added this to faux fireplace ideas
August 13, 2013
karenclemons added this to Living Room Ideas
August 12, 2013
painted wood
Sara Amendola added this to sara_amendola's ideas
August 9, 2013
Robin Milana added this to robin_milana's Ideas
August 8, 2013
Like old wood
sarapresh added this to sarapresh's ideas
August 1, 2013
Antique Mantel
mflazor added this to mflazor's Ideas
July 28, 2013
hghall added this to hghall's ideas
July 28, 2013
Shabby chic
kmzentmyer added this to Living Room
July 26, 2013
Fireplace mantel
ELisa Bauer added this to home sweet home
July 25, 2013
smaceiras added this to sitting room ideas
July 25, 2013
love the faux fireplace - could work in the sitting room?
rachelmgunn added this to rachelmgunn's Ideas
July 24, 2013
Distressed fireplace
jmehl87 added this to jmehl87's Ideas
July 21, 2013
Rachel will probably like this one.
amyshenry added this to amyshenry's ideas
July 16, 2013
Hollis Bennett added this to modern victorian
July 14, 2013
Distressed mantle
ywhelan added this to ywhelan's Ideas
July 14, 2013
Cosy corner
circlewfarm added this to mancave
July 13, 2013
Love the mantle
marcpetrick added this to marcpetrick's Ideas
July 13, 2013
The look
jgiberson added this to fireplace
July 9, 2013
adc13 added this to fireplace mantel
July 7, 2013
distressed mantel
tande2013 added this to Fireplace
July 2, 2013
I like the antique look of this one.
kladis added this to kladis's ideas
July 1, 2013
Vintage paint
mlizabeth added this to Living room
July 1, 2013
Mary Ellen Johnson added this to Living Room Ideas
July 1, 2013
Wing back chair
blandings added this to blandings’s ideas
June 30, 2013
williamderman added this to Laura & Will Home
June 30, 2013
Antique & modern
Cindy Rippa added this to cindy_rippa's Ideas
June 20, 2013
Julie Biron added this to julie_biron's Ideas
June 15, 2013
Cool fireplace
maggieswick added this to maggieswick's Ideas
June 15, 2013
Laura LaRocque added this to laura_larocque's Ideas
June 13, 2013
Faux fireplace
sharons1948 added this to Living Room Ideas
June 7, 2013
primitive fireplace awesome
solidman2002 added this to solidman2002's Ideas
June 7, 2013
jetgirl added this to jetgirl's Favorites
June 1, 2013
Love the whole set up, try to use some of it.
Paula Evensen-Barnett added this to Living Room Ideas
May 30, 2013
marchants4 added this to Living room
May 27, 2013
Leticia Silva added this to leticia_silva's ideas
May 25, 2013
les8154 added this to fireplaces
May 19, 2013
love this
Dorina Hertner added this to dorina_hertner's Ideas
May 18, 2013
Nadine Faizy added this to nadine_faizy's Ideas
May 14, 2013
Fire place
Mountain States Const. Co. added this to farmhouse
May 14, 2013
Fireplace surround
campbrown4 added this to Living Room Ideas
May 4, 2013
iconfusd added this to iconfusd's Ideas
May 3, 2013
Fireplace mantle
Angie Griffin_Cundiff added this to angie_griffin_cundiff's ideas
May 2, 2013
like the old fireplace wood
Jennifer Leible added this to living room
May 2, 2013
Mantel - great patina
Bodega Interiors added this to trupiagarretson32's ideas
April 29, 2013
like idea of finding something antique recreating it
Wilson Design added this to The Blue Hearth
April 29, 2013
Actually not my favorite, but has the "look" that we're looking for....
fisherasya added this to fisherasya's Ideas
April 26, 2013
color of wood
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