Sunday, August 23, 2009

Whitney's Mantle Makeover!!!

I had stared at it long enough… It was time to make some decisions. When we finished our home a few months back my kitchen mantle was one of my favorite places. I don’t have a mantle in any of my other rooms so I knew that I wanted one over my stove. I love it… just couldn’t decide what was worthy enough to sit up there… didn’t want anything that might hinder that love, you know??

I decorated the entire mantle for under $40… thank you Hobby Lobby. I bought an open back frame for $15, and baroque mirror for $7, the big once gold “G” for $5, a grapevine wreath for $4, a clearance garden finial for $2 and a few deco balls at under $5 to finish it off. The gold “G”(my last name initial) was painted as soon as I made it home with Folkart Seamist and everything else was ready to go. I am sure I may get an itch to paint some of these down the road but for now I am happy. It added a bit of color to my kitchen and now when my friends come visit they can quit telling me that I need to put something up there… thank you girls. Thanks for stopping by! I will be posting this blog over at Twice Remembered for Kim’s Make Your Monday. Check it out…Lots of great ideas there!! http://twiceremembered.blogspot.com/2009/08/make-your-monday-week-five-add-your.html

15 comments:

Twice Remembered said...

First of all - what a fabulous mantle above your stove! Wow! I love the glaze in the crevices and old world feel. But you really made it feel warm and welcoming with your decorative accents - and being a letter love as I am, I really like the "G". Nicely done!

Marsha said...

Great arrangement. Good job!

katillacshack.com said...

Excellent styling! Very striking!

love, kelee

Katie Kubler said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and commenting! Be sure to follow so you can see more transformations & thrifty finds:) Happy Blogging!

ps. I WANT THAT MANTLE NOWWW!:)

Dawn said...

I love it! It looks gorgeous!!!

Maman Tattoo said...

I love the huge G letter!

Michelle said...

Beautiful...love it all! I have that same initial from HL (with plans to paint it). You've got excellent taste!

Have a great week!
~Michelle :)

Kimberlynn said...

I love the mix of shapes and introducing in natural materials. Beautiful!!!

a little bit vintage said...

Super cute, Whitney!

Smiles,
Rachel

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

Very nice! Love the natural elements!

~Country Lady~ said...

Love that mantle! It's fabulous and the way you accessorized it is spectacular! WOW!

Aimee said...

The mantel looks beautiful!!!

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Have a great week,
Aimee

Sheri said...

that's great! Where is everyone finding these huge letters? I can only find them online.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Love it! Those frames are just perfect!!

abnsigoslady said...

Looks wonderful. I love mantles and stuff on them. Thanks. laura @ the mansion

 
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