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!!