After waiting 24 hours for the first coat to dry - we were ready to put the mantlepiece into position in our lounge room.
Using the original holes, we fixed the mantle into the wall using these plugs,
and then patched up the evidence with builders putty.
When it was all attached, it was finally time for the 2nd coat of paint
Can you notice anything wrong with this picture? When measuring the height of the skirting board, we measured the one in the garage - not in the lounge, which was a bit shorter due to the tiles on the floor. So there is a small gap there but it's not something we're worried about, the mantlepiece is reinforced and securely fastened to the wall - but hopefully someone else might learn from this simple mistake!
Next up - the great unveiling.....