Hello, everyone! Since I keep tweaking my bookshelves that I promised to show you in the office, I decided to first show you my mantel makeover and get back to the bookshelves another time. After I took down my Christmas mantel, I wanted to go with a totally different look than I've had before. I'm really loving tarnished silver right now, so I used that as a starting point.
I already had one of these larger urns, and recently bought the other one, not realizing that it's an exact match to the one I had! Happy accident :) I figured that these little 'trees' that I had out for Christmas could pass for 'winter' decor, so I placed them in the urns and put one on each end of the mantel. I've had the little zinc pots for a few years and thought they'd go well, so I added them to the mix and I hung the little wreath to 'unite' all of the greenery. So far so good...I'm pretty happy with how the silver and greenery is looking.
Ok, so now for my 'dilemma', if you can call it that. I've tried many different things on this wall, but I haven't quite gotten the look that I want. I've had empty frames, a huge chalkboard (that was up at Christmas,) an old window... and while I like all of those, I just want something different. While struggling with what else to try, I remembered this large picture that I've had stored in my basement for years, and it fits the space well, however...
...I'm not sure if I even like this picture! It's one of those things where I like the idea of it-the size is right, the colors are good, the frame works- but I'm not really digging the actual picture itself.
Even Keith, who usually compliments everything that I decorate with said..."Hmm, that's kinda ugly!"...which is a little stronger than I feel, but not too far off!
I mean, it's not hideous or anything (at least I don't think so) but it's not ideal, either. Well, are you ready for it? Here it is in all its glory...
Well, there you have it-my new mantel makeover. What do you think? (If you hate it, please be gentle! :) Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time, have a fantastic day!