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.

Kelly

10 comments:

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

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  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

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

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  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

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

    Robin, www.FlusterBuster.com

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    1. You're welcome. Thanks for hosting!

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

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    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!

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  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. :)

    Kathy

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