I knew when the mother bought the mantle and mirror for downstairs that it was going to be a tight squeeze as the basement ceilings just aren’t that high. That, and the fireplace already has a brick hearth, leaving even less floor space.
This was confirmed during Lawrence’s visit Monday.
The new mirror is in a frame that sits atop the mantle.
It’s all very ornate and pretty.
But ornate eats up space. What it amount to is that the space is so tight, we’ll likely end up removing some of the bricks in the hearth to accommodate it.
Put bricks in. Take bricks out. Maybe I should have been a mason after all.