Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mantel Inspiration


The first picture was last week.  I thought it was too simple with everything else in my living room so I changed it.  Plus, I was dying to incorporate this ornate frame.  I considered painting and distressing the old window and candlesticks ($6.50 for the pair), but then in the end I came up with the second grouping.  A few minutes after I took the picture I added a transferware plate on the right behind the other things.  I like layering.  And I don't know if I'm quite done with this yet. You know how it is.  Mantels can be moody.   Excuse me while I go get some inspiration~ I'm linking to THE NESTER'S mantel party today.

Here is an older scene below.
This is probably about three years ago and I don't even have that leather chair anymore!

This must have been later after some tweaking.  I think after a certain favorite plate got knocked off, I had to rethink the whole thing! I don't think I've really taken pictures of ALL my mantle makeovers.

5 comments:

Rene said...

The layering looks nice. I'm never very good at that, but you seem to know what you are doing.

Alaina said...

Great mantel, I like it the best with the window and empty frame. I am looking at everyone elses as I wait for my pictures to upload.

kim said...

I love the layering you did. Great job!

Jess @ Just a Blink said...

Oh! The window and empty frame give your mantel a super dose of coolness!
Enjoy your new look. You made me laugh about the tweaking - mantels are fussy or is that us? haha

Kayla Marie said...

I liked the layer look too! I liked how you did it first even if it was simple. But I liked them all:D