install a Floating Mantle On Your Fireplace--One of the best ways to brighten a dark brick fireplace is by installing a floating mantel. This project shows you how to install one sturdy enough to hold heavy objects.
This fireplace mantle diy with a floating wood beam is perfect! I had no idea it would be so easy to drill into brick and create a fireplace mantle diy project. Its perfectly rustic- totally fixer upper approved I think!
How to Install a Floating Mantle - Step by Step Instructions