Monday, October 6, 2014

My Fresh New Mantel

I took some time last weekend to change up the mantel of my fire place. With $10 at IKEA (the plants and planters), some paint and rocks, and a few things from around the house I gave it a whole new look. I am very excited to have it looking fresh and calm.

I love having the green mixed in, even if it is fall right now. I have learned that I am a serial plant killer, so I'm happy to have some lovely fake (and always green!) plants. 

I made the candle holder below with air-dry clay, and painted it with acrylic silver paint. I'm still not sure if that is the best paint to use, but it seems to be holding up okay so far!

Don't you love toad stools? If there is anything I would start a collection of, it is definitely cute things with toad stools on them. :)

The large print below is a photo I took when I was visiting Detroit. I simply printed the image as an "engineers print" which you can do for less than $5 at any Staples or Business Depot. How awesome is that?


  1. Oh cuteeeee! It looks so lovely and homely. I really love the silver candle holder, the clay texture looks great in silver. xx