Tell me what you think about this mantel decorating idea……..decorate your mantel for any season and be done for the year.
Hey Friends! Did you have a good weekend? Anyone have the day off today? I’m just working around the house. The JTS and I went to Arkansas for a few days to visit family and we just got back last night. If you’re a regular around here you know my mom has Alzheimer’s. College classes start back Wednesday and I wanted to see my parents before I got back into the school routine.
I will give you guys an update on my mom another time. Today I want to talk about my latest mantel display and how I decorate with what I like and put it together in my own way. I’m not an interior decorator and I recently decided to just go with my gut when I put displays together.
If I like it….that’s good enough for me. I’m the one that has to look at it….and the JTS of course. He doesn’t criticize my decorating attempts very often.
I started the display with my favorite Pink Flamingo painting and built from there. You can click here to see my Fall mantel and read the story of the pink flamingo. I left the amber lamp bases from my rustic Christmas mantel decor and filled them with a few sprigs of turquoise flowers.
The green frame and the white and gold frame are new additions.
I also added the rustic boot thingy on the right.
The vintage turquoise clock and the metal scale on the left are items shopped from the house. Very seldom do I buy anything new just to decorate the mantel. I look for things I can pull from displays in the house or I dig through my junk treasure in the workshop.
I put my little diy button snowman in the mix on a whim. The pair of turquoise chairs from the Nashville Flea Market fit perfectly on either side of the fireplace insert. Of course one of those is now covered in faux fur and the metal frame is painted turquoise.
I’m getting together a post with the steps I use in decorating my mantel.
Do you go your own way when decorating? I challenge you to …. Showcase Your Decorating Style .
Have a great day!
Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com