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Saturday, February 25, 2012

My Colorful Spring Mantle

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!


I finally finished my mantle yesterday...can you believe it?


As you know I am doing some redecorating and adding in a little bit of that pretty blue color. It's not like I had enough color before huh? =0 While alot of people are neutralizing I am adding MORE color! Ha! Color just makes me happy. Anyway, it is a bit of a challenge adding in the blue. Of course one thing leads to another and there is more that is going to have to be changed than I thought. It's going to take a little more time to pull it all together.



I have had my mantle basically the same since I moved in this house. It's still kind of the same, but at least I finally moved the dogs! I used the same oil painting I've always had up there. I just can't seem to find anything else right now. I did add a little paint to it that you will see below. You can see by my pillows how it's starting to come together.


I found the vases at Hobby Lobby and doctored them up a bit with some paint to tone them down a little. I really like the color. I have had arrangements on this mantle since I moved in too. I just feel like I need the height and greenery and just keep changing them up. My mom knew I was adding in the blue and bought me this pretty bird picture at the Cracker Barrel. It inspired me to go with a bird theme for spring and summer.

It's very subtle, but I added a little more blue in the clouds and flowers.

I added grass, wheat, sticks and yellow flowers to the vases. I also dressed them up with ribbon and a blingy flower. I've had the yellow bird plates forever.


The rest of the living room, dining room and kitchen are still a work in progress...but at least I accomplished one thing!



Have a great rest of the weekend!


I am finishing up custom orders, but should have some new things in my Etsy store by tomorrow night.

I'm joining Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday.



22 comments:

Paula said...

Your spring mantel with the touches of blue looks great. I love the bird print that your mom gave you and the nests with it add a nice touch.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Kimberly said...

Love it, Kristen!

Suburban Princess said...

Beautiful! I am in the middle of a reno and looking at your pictures is such an inspiration! I can't wait to see more!

Calypso In The Country said...

It looks beautiful. I love all the birds. I really have to get mine going for spring!
-Shelley

NanaDiana said...

Kristen, It looks lovely- I love the sweet bit of blue you have added. I didn't know there was another soul in the world (besides me) that would actually add paint to a painting!;>) Listen, pop by my blog today if you get a chance for my BLOVERLY giveaway! xo Diana

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Your mantel always looks beautiful Kristen! Love it's new spring look!

Linda said...

I like your bird theme...and the picture that your mom bought you.

You are creative and have an eye for beauty Kristen!

Happy Spring! (almost)

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Designs By Pinky said...

YOur Spring mantle looks so pretty! Love the blues. I feel so STUCK right now. No inspiration is flowinf in my brain:) XO, Pinky

Savvy Seasons said...

Kristen,
Your mantle is GORGEOUS!! I love the little birds and the painting is exquisite. The vases are lovely and I like how you dressed them up. I always enjoy how you decorate your mantle through the seasons. Thanks for sharing! xo ~Liz

Rooms by Ann said...

Your spring Mantle look wonderful and fresh, with birds and the color, I like that you added color to the painting to make it work I do the same thing. Look forward to seeing the rest of the room.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It's a very pretty blue, too, Kristen! Love the bird theme for Spring. I am the same with my mantel; when I find something I like I just stick with it, maybe changing out or adding one or two things. Otherwise I just leave it alone ~ until Fall and Christmas anyway!

Kathy :) said...

Hey Kristen,

Happy "think" Spring to you :)

Kathy :)

Stacey said...

Very pretty! I really like the bird theme.

Stacey said...

Very pretty! I really like the bird theme.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kristen, your mantel looks fantastic!! The blue is so pretty and fresh! The birds are just adorable! I love it!

momto8 said...

i love everything about your mantel. it is just beautiful! the light blue is such a pretty touch.
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

mishebe said...

My kind of women adding color! lol. Looks beautiful as usual.

Terri said...

Blues and yellows are my favorite for spring love the bird print, your display is very creatively done!

We sold our home of 25 years soooo looking for decorating inspiration which you always seem to provide.

Happy spring!

Regina from The Queenly Abode said...

Hi Kristen, your spring mantel looks gorgeous, I love the blue color you are adding in!
have a great day,
Regina

Connie said...

The pretty blue vases of flowers, the birds, the nest...I could go on and one. It's all so pretty!

Becca said...

Love it, Kristen! The touches of blue are beautiful ... love the bird plates and the florals with pops of Spring yellow look awesome! xo

A Hint of Home said...

Your mantle looks so pretty, as always! Great idea to add touches of more blue in the art work.
I love the little birds and new vases.
Can't wait to see what redo you're working on.
You're right, it takes time, money and picking out the right items. It can be down right stressful. (smile)

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