I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to my mantle-lust. I envision an unfinished barn beam floating on the stone, glamm-ed up with a contemporary mirror and some shiny accents. For some reason, I think mixing the materials would be cool. I even have a lead on a potential source for a beam.
So in honor of this recent obsession, here's some of my Pinspiration. No one seems to share my desire to glam up their rustic mantles with fabulous accents, but that's OK. I'm willing to be the visionary on this one...
I love how the barn beam seems to float in the middle of the wall.
This beam has the rustic feel that I want. I'd like our beam to look sort of unfinished.
Another nice, rustic beam.
And I REALLY love this one. I know that it's not a barn beam...but there's something about it. It sort of makes me question whether maybe perhaps I should go for something more finished, like this.
I'm so indecisive!! Which option do you like? You can check out the rest of our dining room here, for reference.