Hubby and I are back from a wonderful 8 day trip. I have tons of laundry to do, dusting, cleaning, vacuuming, end of school things, dishes, etc. And what do I do? Play with things to make a new mantel scape. Doesn’t that sound way more fun than all the other things I should be doing? Yeah, I thought so too.
I miss Hawaii already and it’s finally getting warm here so it was time to change the mantel again. I needed to lighten things up around here. I know I need to paint the walls a lighter color, but the mantel is faster and easier and I like instant gratification. I’ll worry about the walls later. I kept the window in place over the fireplace then added the wreath that was previously hanging in the Entry.
The little gate came from the Entry too. I love the chippy green paint and the little bit of rust.
The sign was also left on the mantel from the previous scape. The sea star came from the main level bathroom.
The colored glass bottles came from various places throughout the house.
I am so drawn to colored glass bottles or any bottles that vary in shape and size. The bird stayed on the mantel from the previous scape also.
It’s lighter and airier now. More fitting for a Summer mantel.
So now that I’ve changed the mantel by borrowing things from other rooms, you know what that means. I have empty spaces I need to fill in other rooms. Time for some more rearranging.
I think it turned out pretty great. The only thing I bought was this shell ball, while we were in Hawaii. I love it!
I’ll be sharing the other changes in a couple days.
Have a Beautiful Weekend!
I’m linking to:
Sunday Showcase Party at Under The Table And Dreaming
DIY Project Parade at The DIY Showoff
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch
Motivate Me Monday at Keeping It Simple
It’s So Very Creative at It’s So Very Cheri
Penny Pinching Party at The Thrifty Home
Works For Me Wednesday at We Are That Family
Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts
Thrifty Thursday at Bloggeritaville
Strut Your Stuff at Somewhat Simple
Shop The House Sunday at Finesse Your Nest
Window Party at The Country Chic Cottage
Countdown To Summer at Domestically Speaking
Remodelaholics Anonymous Meeting at Remodelaholic
Windows Categorically Crafting Show at Someday Crafts
Mantel Vignette Party at The Stories of A 2 Z
Saturday Nite Special-Mantels at Funky Junk Interiors
Beach Categorically Crafting Show at Someday Crafts