Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Winter Mantel

Welcome to my blog.  I am so glad you stopped by!

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.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  It means the world to me.



  1. Yes Kelly, add Red for Valentine's Day... just a little bit, not to overwhelm the fantastic job you've done already.

  2. Kelly, thanks for stopping by my blog! I am lovin your mantle! You found a great use for the old mirror!

    Jenna @ rainonatinroof.com

  3. I love projects that are things we already have. It looks great!

  4. Everything looks so pretty! Love the wreath. Your newest follower from the Fluster Muster party! Would love for you to join my linky party on Saturday. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

    Kathy @ www.lifeonlakeshoredrive.com

  5. Thanks for linking to Fluster Muster Wednesday over at Fluster Buster.

    Robin, www.FlusterBuster.com

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    1. It doesn't even look like the same mirror. Subtle change, big difference!

    2. It is amazing what a little paint can do, isn't it! Thank you so much for looking at my mantel post, Sherri. It means so much to me!

  7. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent last week. I am so thrilled to have you! I am so sorry I'm just now visiting. I was so busy last week, but wanted to thank you for sharing with us. Have a wonderful weekend. :)



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