Friday, July 13, 2012

An Update on My Everyday Mantle.

If you're a regular here, then you probably know about most of what's going on with my mantle. But since I'm linking up with Kelly's Korner for Show Us Your Life this Friday, I figured I'd compile what I've done with my mantle so far. Since this is my first mantle I've ever had, I've never decorated it for holidays or anything. This is my everyday decor.

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
Living Room
Brayden's room/guest room

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