It's really hard to tell in this picture what my friend, Maria Elena has done to her mantel,
so I promise I will include a close up also. At Our Home Away from Home, Maria describes how something as simple as these
inexpensive appliques ($3) can add the perfect final touch to any woodwork. Did I mention her and her husband built this fabulous mantle, and many more built-ins and furniture in their home? Go take a look at her blog Our Home Away from Home and let her know I sent you over to visit her beautiful home.