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I invite you to take a look around and hopefully you will be inspired.
Today, I want to share my Winter Mantel with you.
A few days ago, I showed you the mirror that we had hanging in our bathroom, for about 24 years. When we did our bathroom remodel, I saved the mirror knowing that I would find another use for it.
Here is what it looked like before I painted it.
I took some left over paint I had used for our bathroom, taped it off and painted it white.
I love how it turned out.
Because I have a very large fireplace mantel, I need a large focal point and thought this would be perfect. I also like the idea of a mirror, because it magnifies the candlelight.
I got the twig wreath from Target after Christmas, for 50% off! I put a suction cup on the mirror, added a piece of twine to the back as a hanger and attached it.
I found the candle holders at Kirkland's, also 50% off! The large glass stems are pretty, but needed a little bling, so I added the votives. I like to use tea lights inside votives because I don't like the mess of the candles when they melt and get wax all over. Plus, tea lights are very inexpensive.
Aren't they charming with the snowflake on them?
I added some snowflake ornaments, white and silver bulbs and some plastic snowflakes. I just keep adding until I get the look I'm going for.
I cannot tell you how many times I walk away from something I'm decorating and come back later with a fresh idea. Sometimes, even a day or two later.
To balance it out, I added the silver candle holders with white candles, on each side.
My intention was to do a Valentine's Day mantel, with red sprinkled in here and there, but I was loving the white and silver, so I went with it. And this way, I can keep the mantel decorated for winter until I break out the spring decorations. It's a win-win!
I feel like it has a romantic look to it, so I think it works for Valentine's Day, too. What do you think? Should I have added some red to it?
I hope you enjoyed seeing my mantel and I hope that it gives you a little bit of inspiration.
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