Thursday, July 14, 2011

Decorating the Mantle


Oh, by the way, today's my birthday: woot woot.  One year away from the big 4-0.  I feel like I am making some healthy changes in my life that will make getting older not hurt so much.  For one thing, I am exercising 3 to 4 days a week pretty intensely (for me anyway).  I also feel good about this blog.  I love utilizing my creative side and I think that blogging has been a positive experience so far.  Well enough chit chat, off to the decorating/crafting.  I have been working on a few things to dress up my mantle and make it more "summery" (is that a word??). Anywho...I finally got a chance to put it all together last night with the help of my partners in crime, Allison and Angie.

The first project was instant art for the wall utilizing an antique, shabby frame, burlap, starfish, and of course, Hot Glue.
Then I made some apothecary jars after seeing some on blogs.  

I added some more pieces to the the mantle and even hot glued a shell to a plate for some added dimension.
Here it is all put together
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  1. What a beautiful mantle! I love the detailed pictures you took. I esp like the black and white one with the colored flowers.
    Have a fab birthday!!

  2. Hey Birthday girl, I just love your mantle and your style. I sometimes think I'm creative and then I see your stuff and I am such an novice! Haha. Thank goodness we're friends so you can continue to inspire! xoxo



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