So remember the photo of the fireplace in my (soon-to-be) new apartment that I posted a week ago?
Well look at this:
That is one freaking similar fireplace (also paired with a bay window like in my place)! In an apartment in San Francisco! Must have been a pretty popular mantel style in the early 20th century. 😀
(Also, this gives me a bit more nerve to paint the rest of the fireplace mantel white…but I’m still kind of scared of painting old natural wood because it’s pretty much irreversible! *flails*)