An overmantel is a formal addition to a fireplace mantel that should be saved for your most public rooms. For most of us, that means it will go above the living room fireplace.
This is a very traditional design and can be expanded or contracted to meet your own needs.
You can customize this design by using different style moldings from what I used, and the ears in the architrave are perfect for adding your own personal touch with flowery rosettes.
This post shows you step by step how to make one just like this. It’s really easy!