Thursday, March 15, 2012

Spring mantel.........

I finally finished working on my spring mantel. :) I really like it. I used things I had around here b/c that is always key to me...using what I have....frugal. :) I am trying to bring more green and blue into my room and a little gray as well. Not an easy task when your furniture is BROWN. BUT...I LOVE my furniture and I still love all the dark yellows and red in my house but I thought it might be fun to change it up a bit. 


TAA-DDAHH!!!
 I noticed in the tile surround there was quite a bit of gray so i went for it. I like it. I started with an old brown shutter I had and painted it gray.

 With my 50 cents sample from Lowe's thank-you-very-much. :)
BETTER!!



 The star stays there all the time....I like it. I am in Texas you know. :) The EASTER banner I made last year so I hung that up. Then I grabbed an old crate and an old box I had and turned them on their side....and notice I still have my sweet lights in my "fireplace". The cross on the right is one my sis just gave me for my birthday. I love it. It is lightly covered with moss. Then I put a nest with a glitter egg, some egg "shakers", a western iron star and my burlap "B" picture.

 The blue "B" is an old one i had I painted last year and then glazed when I started my I-want-to-put-more-blue-in-the-room phase. An old screen and an old cabinet door I got at a salvage yard, my Dollar Store Easter egg platter, and then a sweet painting of another cross.....and it's done! The painted cross came from a calendar my sister-in-law gave me awhile back and I could not part with it when the year was over. It has so many beautiful pics of crosses in so many different colors....and I have used almost all of them to decorate in some way!!




Well, it is spring break here so I am going to go enjoy some of this nice weather we are having but I have about 3 or 4 more posts almost ready to go that I will put up soon. If you don't already, please follow me by email or in my LINKY in the right corner! Blessings!

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8 comments:

  1. Your mantel looks great. Love all of the layering especially.

    So nice to visit with you tonight.

    Amy

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    1. Thank you amy! You are the queen of layering and you inspire me!

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  2. Another great project! I get inspired everytime I visit!

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    blessings,
    thistle

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    1. Thank you so much......your blog is the one......absolutely amazing. :) I love everything you post and you crack me up! <3

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  3. Stopping by from Transformation Thursday! http://queenofsavings.com

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  4. I love how you use all those different layers to get different heights. I struggle so much with figuring out how to get your eye to travel across (and specifically up) my mantle.

    I love your use of stacking! Beautiful!

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