my moss letter (click HERE to read my post on how I made it-- it was SUPER simple!), inspired by Pottery Barn. I love this piece!
My rustic lantern is from TJ Maxx. It's actually an outdoor lantern made from twine, but I loved how it looked, so I repurposed it as a piece on my mantle. The red frame is also from TJ Maxx. I snagged it for $7! The little quote is something I found on pinterest.
Here's the entire mantle together. The mirror is an old mirror I've had since we bought our first house. I spray painted it (it's metal) an ivory color, and then used an antique glaze to give it a distressed look. You can click HERE to see how I did that project.
The left side of my mantle is bare because I am hopelessly searching for the perfect piece(s) to finish it out. I really want some chunky candle holders that I can paint with a robins egg blue and distress a little bit. Something kind of like these from Pier 1 (maybe a little chunkier or more texture):
So far the only ones I've found have been about $25 each, and I refuse to spend that much for them. So... I continue to look. I've also thought about putting a small, long, thin wooden block to the right of the moss letter that has either an "est 2003" on it, or perhaps a small little saying. But I feel like I need to finish off the left side first. If you're new to my blog and would like to see the other spaces of our new home, here's a list of what I've showcased so far:
Connor's Room/Master Bedroom
Brayden's room/guest room