Friday, November 30, 2012

Holiday Mantel

I always tend to leave my poor fireplace pretty empty. We do not spend a ton of time near it and it is truly the after thought. This year though I've been trying to decorate it more than usual.  
Here is my poor fireplace before, which I've been trying to get Rob to agree to painting for quite some time.  What color would you paint it? I'm thinking of having him redo the mantle as well. My project list keeps growing each week.
I first added my taller trees on either end that I purchased from Marshall's last year. Then I made a small tree with white wire ribbon. I then finished that side up with my great holiday find wine bottle from the Elizabeth & Co Tag Sale.
I made this little sign with a leftover frame, scrapbook paper and an ornament from Jo-ann's. Then hung it from the top of my fireplace.

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  1. Cute! This makes me really want a mantel in my house.

  2. Your mantel looks perfect. I am surprised you don't decorate it's the perfect canvas to show off your treasures.

  3. Love the silver and white decor - very sophisticated. It really pops against the brick. I would definitely use this as a focal point, even if you don't spend a lot of time here. You could add an awesome wreath or mirror, something with some size. And a few things on the hearth would work too. I bet this could become your favorite spot to decorate all year round!

  4. That is one beautiful mantel! I love the little tree you made with the wired ribbon...but that framed ornament might be my favorite! If I were painting it, I'd be tempted to paint it a creamy color and paint the fireplace screen to match. What colors are you considering? Whatever you's alreay gorgeous for the season!


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