Been thinking on this for years, and the dream is finally coming true. Tracy and I built this much today. I still have to put two layers on a couple sections and add the shelves to the niches for the candles. Also, have to add hangy-down points to the shelves. Can't decide whether to put them on the top under where the finials w/fit. The finials I had planned to use don't fit now, cuz the columns turned out larger than planned - isn't that my usual???? I happened to have these, and don't think they'll be too large. I'll spray paint them gold. A large cross w/hang in the middle. W/have to build that and mosaic it in off whites w/white mortar using the push/squish self grout method - lots of pearls, beads, jewels, flowers, etc. - on the order of Shea's and Kate's mirrors. I'll try to find a commercially made water feature to go inside, but doubt I'll find what I want, so w/have to build one. Then decorate it w/ferns/plants etc. Of course, I'm sure I'll end up mosaicing the hearth too. This project w/be awhile in the making, but what fuuuuuun.