TGIF! It has been a crazy week as we are starting to work on updating our great room and we also found out about a leak in our home this week. I am exhausted, however, I wouldn’t leave you without a fun blog post this week!
I have joined 24 other lovely ladies in bringing you all some great summer decor inspiration. I was so excited when Kendra from Joy In Our Home invited me to be a part of this collab, and if you have not checked out her blog yet, definitely do!
If you are visiting from Jenna’s blog over at Lantern Lane Designs, welcome! So glad you are here!
Before I start on my mantle, I want to just give you a quick overview of all of the other topics that have been covered this week. See them below…..
Vignettes on Monday
Front Porches on Tuesday
Recipes on Wednesday
Mantles on Friday
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Summer Coastal Farmhouse Mantle
You may not believe this, but mantles scare me… not that they are spooky, ha! But rather I have never been good and decorating them. In fact, I have never shared a “pretty” mantle post on my blog, because… well, I just never thought they were good enough.
Honestly, I was a little intimidated when I was asked to do a mantle for this blog hop. However, my good friend Cindy over at County Road 407 insisted I should give it a shot… yes, I totally called you out Cindy! LOL!
So, since my new home has 2 fireplaces, I figured it was as good a time as any to put my big girl panties on and give it a try.
So as you know I have been incorporating more Navy into my decor with my DIY fabric paint chargers, my son’s bathroom makeover and the items I purchased in my latest Michael’s Store Haul. This was going to be no different.
Alas! My very first Summer Coastal Farmhouse Mantle!
I just threw confetti everywhere! Ha!
Since my fireplace is all stone, I needed to add more white to it to brighten it up (and I totally would have panned out more, but the walls have spackle spots everywhere since we are about to start painting this room). #thebloglife
Not too shabby if I say so myself…
So let’s start with the center of the mantle. This frame is so old! I have had it forever (like over 5 years) and never did anything with it. It was silver, but it wasn’t really doing much for me so I painted it with Rust-oleum chalk paint in White Linen and distressed it with some sandpaper to bring out the details.
I made a hoop wreath and added palms to give it that coastal look and hung it with some leftover navy ribbon from my DIY farmhouse inspired American Flag I made for 4th of July.
Next, I added a blue vase and topped it with a topiary ball. The carved frame was on clearance at Big Lots for $8! Say what!?!
That small white vase below was $3 on clearance at At Home and the candlestick was from my latest Thrift Store Haul that I will share soon (you won’t believe what it looked like before!).
I painted half of it white to give it more of a farmhouse feel (that part was burgundy).
Then finally, it felt like it need another detail so I added a simple burlap banner with navy and white ribbon to add that little extra touch.
It was so easy, I just needed a hot glue gun, ribbon and burlap that I had on hand.
And that’s pretty much it! I literally had everything I needed to put this together and I was pleased with how I was able to make them work.
I hope you enjoyed my first summer mantle post and I hope to share more as the seasons change.
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Until my next post!