The mantel itself looks nice - the pretty details are more visible. I'm not sure about the overall effect, though. I feel like it just emphasizes the fact that the mantel is too high over the fireplace. I've heard it can be lowered, but Google is surprisingly quiet on the how-tos, and a professional would probably be expensive. I'm considering adding more wood under the existing mantel to beef it up and fill some of that space.
Oh and let's not talk about those track lights. I'd love different lighting, but that too is outside my area of expertise. :P