Yes, I know. That wall should have already been painted.
Give me another week and I’ll have it done. Promise!
But I was so anxious to get to my Summer mantel and that seemed more important at the time.
I’m using my shutters that used to be in the kitchen window over the sink.
I’ll show you what’s going on that window later.
I bought this driftwood at a fundraising auction last year.
I was the only one that bid on it so I won, but I think it’s really cool.
I knew I wanted to use my Sand Dollar Art on the mantel.
You can check out the tutorial for my Pottery Barn knock-off here.
I’ve had the blue bottles for years and I got the shell ball in Hawaii last year.
I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since hubby and I were in Hawaii. I’m so ready to go back.
This picture was taken 6 years ago in Florida. Ammon was only 15 months old.
It was at Christmas and the water wasn’t that warm but the kids couldn’t resist taking a dip.
This photo has such wonderful memories. I can’t believe how small all the kids were.
The mantel still seems like it’s missing something.
So I added a Sea Star hung by some twine from the middle shutter.
I love the weathered look of the shutters. I bought them at a cosignment store a couple years ago.
Much better. I really like it! Now my mantel is all ready for Summer.
It would be great if the weather would just cooperate.
I’m linking to these awesome blog parties:
Home May’d Summer Mantel Link Party at The Lettered Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous at Remodelaholic
Celebrating Summer Seasonal Party at It’s A Blog Party
Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming
DIY Project Parade at The DIY Showoff
Whassup at Elements Interiors
Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts
Show and Tell Saturday at Be Different Act Normal
Saturday Night Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Countdown to Summer Party at Domestically Speaking