Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Mantle update

Ok, so here's what I did with the mantle. It's still not done. Any ideas on how to make it awesome? I'm thinking some greenery or ugh, I don't know. What do you think. PLEASE, I'm not afraid of criticism, I LOVE honest opinions with constructive advice. Please, let me know what you think and what I can do to take this from drab to FAB! Thanks!!

Pic of the whole thing: (I hung the wreath on a rubberband so that it hung lower)

2 vases and a candle thing....all things I had on hand. I got the candle for Christmas but didn't have anywhere for it until I pulled this candle holder out of storage.
The wreath and the squarish thing is supposed to hold a candle or something, but I just liked it. Maybe I can set some candies or something on it? Thoughts?? Little Easter Bunny will be leaving next week.
I found this at a yard sale (we had gotten one as a gift for our wedding, but it got lost either in the move into the house or over here. Funny thing is that Tim even remembered that we had one!) It had stones in it that were too large for the glass, so I replaced them with the blue stones that we had in a fish bowl at one time and the blue candle I also got for Christmas. Thoughts??

I'm open to any suggestions (Especially painting the brick, but I'll never get Tim to agree to this!) !! :) THANKS FOR LOOKING!!!


  1. Why don't you google ways to decorate a mantel and see what you can come up with. Better homes and garden website had some ideas. I liked the layered look. It's starting to look better but still need to tweak it a bit. Good luck!

  2. Paint the brick!!! And that would be an excellent place for a mirror, not hung, but just resting on top of the mantle. And either nothing on each side or a candle on each side.


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