I kept the colours very monochromatic and tried to use all of the little things I have laying around at home and some that I have been collecting of late.
And of course, I had to use old books. I’d like to say they’re my ‘signature’ item on every mantel I put together.
TIP: An easy way to update the look of your home from one season to the next is to bring items that remind you of that particular season. An example would be the wool shawl I draped over the chair and a stack of books that say…’oh this is going to be a great day to cozy up and read’….
The baskets are all from the thrift store. I have found that people rid themselves of baskets regularly and they cost a mere $1.99 each; and the smaller ones were only $0.99. Once you place a collection of anything together, the scene becomes cohesive and it works.
I filled this little basket with dried hydrangeas and the neutral pumpkins I had painted last year. I also filled in some of the empty spaces by placing the dried fern and ivy from the Summer mantel (you can see my Summer mantel and all the other mantels in my project gallery)
So there you have it. For very little money and a little bit of imaginative freedom, you can change the look of your mantel or any little nook in your home. I like it for now, but I know I will change it (actually, after seeing the photos, I have already begun shifting things around…ha).
I have also been working on other crafts, and had my first ever double fail, which I’ll share later on….eek. For now, I want to wish a beautiful day and I hope to talk to you all very soon.
ps. I told you I change my mantel constantly …I wanted to see how an empty frame that I found on the side of the road would look …what do you think?
annnnddd…. I’m also getting really nervous and excited in anticipation for our upcoming Happy Hour linky party this friday…yikes.
I’m sharing here…
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