Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Spring Mantel

Most of our snow has finally melted and I have been busy decorating inside. I am really hoping it gets a little bit warmer so I can start spray painting. I have so many things that I need to paint. I am not complaining though because I will take 50 degree weather over the snow and cold any day!  Anyway, the real reason for this post is to share my spring mantel with all of you. I tried to go for an organic, earthy feel this year. I went to different rooms in the house and stole borrowed a few things to make it feel complete. 

The one thing that I struggle with my mantel is trying to make it not so dreary. The stone on the fireplace tends to make everything blend together. I think adding some pops of yellow makes the other decor stand out a little bit more.


I bought these two little birds at a garage sale a few years back. I didn't even have to repaint them! I added some basket filling that I bought from the the Dollar Tree to make it look like the birds are in a nest. The candlesticks came from Goodwill a few years ago. I used Heirloom White by Rustoleum to paint the candlesticks.



  The chalkboard came from Goodwill . It originally started out as a picture of some trees, I really liked the size of the frame and the color. I flipped the picture around and painted it with chalkboard paint. 


The bicycle is from Hobby Lobby (probably 7 years ago). The old coffee pitcher was bought at a garage sale.


These yellow, dutch shoes are one of my recent finds from Goodwill. I love that they are yellow!


I love stacking/layering items on old books it just makes the item that much more interesting. The old whiskey jug was my great aunt's who passed away a few years ago. I thought it looked springy with the blue tulips and I love the fact that it came from somebody special. It makes me smile!



I also wanted to say hello to all of my new followers on Facebook, Google friends, Hometalk, Instagram and Pinterest and thank you for all of your lovely comments. I love meeting new people!!! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

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14 comments:

  1. I love those yellow dutch shoes! Your mantel looks very Spring filled and those sentimental touches are great.

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  2. The yellow pieces really do pop and look good with the stone, what a great idea. And I love how you use books to add height, I am just starting to elevate things that way. Very cute spring mantel!

    XO,
    Jane

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  3. I love the bunny chalkboard....what a great idea
    http://littlebrags.blogspot.com

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  4. I love your mantel, it is simple but so cute. I love the dutch shoes nice score.

    - Desiree @ YourCraftyFriend.com

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  5. saw your Dutch shoes and had to check them out, very sweet!

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  6. Your mantel is precious! I love it! Those birds were a great find. I am visiting from Wow Us Wednesday and I am a new follower. I am looking forward to following along!

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  7. How sweet! Perfect for Easter :) Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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  8. Have you heard of http://thecsiproject.com/ I found the site last night. Each week they have a challenge to link up to and be featured. This week is Spring Mantels, I thought of yours right away. The link up is on Thursday, today you should give it a try.

    Wishing You Luck,
    Desiree @ YourCraftyFriend.com

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  9. Visiting fro the csi project... Your mantle is great, I love the bunny chalkboard, it may get me over my hump that only quotes can be written on chalkboards, lol!

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  10. Love the shoes - they were what caught my eye! Found you at the TT&J party.

    Happy Friday!
    Danielle
    SewMuchCrafting.com

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  11. Wow, I love the yellow shoes - I will have to find some. Pinning this post!

    Jody
    MommyMoment.ca

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  12. Congrats! Just saw you got the CSI Project Pick. Way to go.

    Desiree @ YourCraftyFriend

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