Monday, March 12, 2012

Spring Mantle Makeover

I am FINALLY ready for my Mantle Reveal!! It took me forever.
If you all remember I never had a fireplace in my living room before, SOOOO therefore I never had a mantle to decorate. Well ever since I got this awesome fireplace that I bought from Goodwill, and refinished and installed in my living room  (you can see that HERE) I have been having fun decorating it for the seasons. Now that I didn't have a theme; just spring, it was a little  bit more difficult. But I finally did it...Take a look..

I took and old window that I had and sprayed the back of it with KRYLON's LOOKING GLASS
spray paint, and made it look like a vintage mirror.

Then I took the leftover old curtain that I had used to make a wreath (you can see that HERE)
And made a custom "bonjour" bunting.

I am very happy with how it turned out. Below you will see a few of the details that I had to work with.

This is me making the bunting, by cutting out triangles of the curtain and using my KRINK markers to write the letters on. (don't forget the giveaway is open until March 24, You can see that entry HERE)

 Then I had gotten these iron wall plaques from Goodwill but I didn't want the dark color,

So I sprayed them with more looking glass paint to give them a mirror finish.

Here were the tulips I was going to have on my mantle reveal, but I took so long, they died...:)  I am slow, what can I say.

I hope you enjoyed this little random peak inside of what it took to get my mantle ready for SPRING, and as always, I hope you have a BEAUTIFUL day.
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Laura said...

Looks gorgeous, Karin! Are you sharing over on Shannon's blog? LOVE the colors you chose! Looks great! :)

Sandy said...

Oh this is sooo sweet!! Love it!..But I guess that means I have to do mine now too...Hmmm what ideas can I from your oh so pretty vignette...hehe

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Spring Mantel. The colors are wonderful!

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Your mantel is beautiful! I love the banner! Stopping by from Fox Hollow Cottage.

Anonymous said...

This looks gorgeous! Great find on the Goodwill items! They are perfect! I'm now following on Linky Follower. I looks forward to more inspiring posts!

Shannon Fox said...

And the crowning jewel? That pretty painting you did. I just love that little chickadee. Thanks for sharing at the party sweetie =)

Tisha Clapp said...

I love your mantel - especially the iron scrolls. The colors are beautiful too. I'd love it if you'd share this at my Spring Mantel Party, going on now @ the Delectable Home.

reFresh reStyle said...

I love your mantel! And can I go to your Goodwill? Not only did you get a great fireplace, but those awesome iron pieces! Everything looks great! Happy Spring! Now get your table ready for my party! and the craft party!

Gina said...

Your Spring mantel looks beautiful! I love the iron pieces and it was so clever to spray the window to make it look like a vintage mirror. Super job!

pam {simple details} said...

Love your blues and greens, and the Goodwill finds are the perfect touch with the white paint! So pretty!

Debbiedoos said...

So pretty! I love your mantel. Saw you over from Shannons party. Glad I did, made me smile.

Debi said...

This is sooo pretty!! I love it! I am sooo inspired, I am going to find me some Krylon Looking Glass spray paint! These are gorgeous!! so stealing it lol ;-) Thanks for sharing my dear. :D

Grace Note Gifts said...

So pretty! I love all the aqua and the yellow! One of my favorite color combos!

Blessings, Grace

Maria Kitching said...

This is lovely. Makes me want a mantel.

Chatty Chics said...

Oh my goodness! What a fabulous mantel! It's beautiful! So much character! And I love all the decor with it! Looks awesome!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon Designs said...

The mantel is gorgeous! I love the height that the metal accents add! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week! We can't wait to see what you will come up with next week!

Take care,


The Kim Six Fix said...

Spray painting that window was genius! I love the whole look!