Monday, May 24, 2010

Spring Mantle

So here is my VERY boring standard mantle. It has been "dressed" like this ever since we moved in...um, almost 2 years ago! How sad!! So after seeing so many interesting mantle ideas out there in blog world I decided to bring some spring change to my mine!! Here goes:


I started off with this awesome tin star. My Grandma bought it for me at a Senior Citizen Fair a while back. I believe it was around $15.00...what a steal!! It's just been hanging around waiting for a new home, and now it finally has one. I decided to use a beautiful blue on it...and I LOVE IT!!


Here is the magical can of wonderment!! It is the perfect shade...it was semi-expensive (6.99), but soooo worth it!!


Here is the first coat....already BEAUTIFUL!! See the board over in the corner?? It's another fun project I will post soon.


Here is one of the frames I used...cheap, $1 at a yard sale. Sprayed it with a wonderful green spray paint...didn't get a pic of the can, sorry! It is also Krylon. It was not what I expected but I really like the way it turned out!


Ta-da!! I probably should have primed it...but I do like how dark it turned out. Yay!!


And the FINAL PRODUCT!!! I am SOOO happy and honestly quite proud of the way it turned out.


The "sticks" are from Cato's!! Yes, Cato's....if you don't have one of those near you, they are clothing stores. They have started selling very unique and interesting home goods....and it was only $6.99!! Whoop!!


I bought this precious mirror at a local thrift town for $3.99. I love it and it is perfect for this spot.


The apothecary jars are also another fun project I'll post pics on...but if you search the blog world often you can find about a million tutorials on how to make them.


Well, there ya have it...my beautiful, springy, out-of-my-comfort-zone mantle!! I love it and hope you do too!!

25 comments:

  1. I love how that came out too!! So funny,,, I redid my mantel for spring and went from a barn star to a mirror. lol!!

    http://ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com/2010/04/mantle-makeover.html

    I really like your star in blue! I might have to try that if I tire of our black star.

    -heather

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  2. Nice project. I would love it if you would link this up in Modern Craftswoman Monday. Very well done. Rory

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  3. Great job. I'm currently in the process of designing my boyfriend's mantle decor in my head. It's difficult because of the shape of it and there are lights on each side which I have to work with! Thanks for your simple inspiration!

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  4. i love this! your mantle looks great. that shade of blue is one of my favorites. well done!! and i would love to see your hanging picture rod project with the tree branch if you do end up doing it. good luck :)

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  5. beautiful color on the star and I love the frames. Very nice job!!

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  6. love that big blue star! you did an awesome job busting out of your decorating comfort zone.

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  7. You hit the jackpot with that star. I love it--great color too.

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  8. It looks great. I like the green and blue you used, very springy.

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  9. Great idea, I have a big black star I've been trying to summon up the courage to paint...
    Tracey

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  10. I am in love with your mantle! Fresh spring colors, and mixture of textures, it's fabulous! thanks for linking up.

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  11. I love the colors! Two of my favorites from Krylon! Great job on the mantle...looks great!

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  12. You should be happy...it looks outstanding! Luv that blue and green combo!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  13. This looks amazing! I love the colors!

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  14. LOVE THAT STAR! Your mantel is gorgeous, very chic and stylish! I use that color of blue spray paint quite often, too. Your combo of colors and frames and other items is so pretty.

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  15. So pretty! Great color choice for the star! Everything just looks so perfect!

    Jeanine

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  16. This is fabulous! Come enter my Centerpiece Wednesday link party I love this idea!!
    Karin

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  17. Great job! I love the color that you put into it, it really looks great!

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  18. Thanks for linking and making this the most successful Modern Craftswoman Monday so far! Rory

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  19. Thanks for your comment on my jewelry hanger tutorial! And yes...great minds DO think alike:)

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  20. I love the colors that you chose. It all works so well together! Great job!

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  21. I LOVE your mantle! It looks fantastic. Those colors just make me happy.

    Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy session over at Life in the Pitts.

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  22. Very cute and springy! I love the blue star!! : )

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