Saturday, June 25, 2011

mantel revamp

Is it just me or has this month been extremely busy and chaotic? I honestly cannot believe that it is June 25th and next week will already be the start of JULY! That is completely insane! Minnesota weather has not been the best this past week so the fact that summer is flying by and we haven't even had summer weather makes me super bummed.  I am hoping that from here on out it will be a lot better!!

So last week, my sister-in-law and I decided to check out a new consignment store near my house and it was better than we could have imagined! Seriously the place was HUGE and it had so many awesome trinkets and treasures.  I honestly wasn't going there looking for anything but I found a beautiful mirror that I just couldn't get outta my head!  For a long time I have been contemplating revamping my mantel.  I really did like it before, but it  just kind of didn't feel like my style anymore. I am still trying to hone my style for decor and some things might still be a bit mis-match but we are getting there!

So here is the little beauty of a mirror that I found.  What I loved is the gorgeous detail on it! I am completely in love with ornate frames and this just was instant love for sure.  Here she is right before I was going to paint it, beautiful huh??

Of course, I opted to paint the frame white! Did you expect anything else from me?! I chose a semi gloss white color and even after one coat, the detail on this baby just started to POP!

Ahhh, so pretty, crisp, clean, and shabby chic like!! I was absolutely thrilled with how it came out.  For the mantle, I also wanted a nice white jar/vase but I just couldn't seem to find one that I loved.  I had seen in blogland other creative ladies who paint over just regular ceramic and glass things so I figured why the heck not try that too?  I pulled one of my many plain ol' vases out of the cupboard and decided to use the same spray paint on the vase.


  Seriously SO easy and hello it was FREE since I had this on hand already and I just LOVE how it turned out!

So here is the mantel before hand........... 
(this is a super OLD picture from when we first moved in but it was basically just like this)

And here is the new simplified mantel!

Isn't it lovely?? I love having it more crisp and simple.  The frame is just the perfect size and seriously the detail on it is adorable! 

I added some fake hydrangeas into the vase that I painted for an extra little pop.  The were 60% off so you just couldn't beat the price!  The ribbon the vase is the same ribbon wrap that I had on my bouquet on our wedding day.  It has our monogram and wedding date on it and it accents the vase just perfectly.

So what do you all think? I hope you love it as much as I do! I think it is just perfect and simple, as well as a much needed change!  I am now already thinking about how I want to change other elements in the living room.  Don't you love when that happens? One thing leads to another, and another, and another....well, you get my point!  :)


Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

OOO...I just love your new mantel! Makes me want to change mine! That mirror looks so awesome white! Your wedding ribbon adds such a sentimental touch to it all! Great job!

Ashley's Thrifty Living said...

ooh it looks great! You know how I feel about white!! hahah

Jessica @ Life's Good Be Happy said...

Turned out sooo cute! I love it!

notes of sincerity said...

I absolutely love your mirror!! And your mantel looks fabulous too!! :o)

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