Sunday, January 8, 2012

Fireplace mantles NEW look!

Good Morning Friends!

This is what I've come up with for the fireplace mantle.

  It seems that I can't get enough of the "industrial" look these days.

  Is this my new direction? 

 I'm really a girly girl at heart.... frills and such but, not of late.  (Hence the ruffle on the first lampshade I shared)......

I drug my 8 year old grandson to Michael's the other day to see what we could find to update...aka... * industrialize* the look.

 I had him standing there giving me his input as to which container would work's also known as *torture* from his point of view. 
 All ending good, he got a trip to Toys R Us for helping. 

Here is what *we* came up with! 
Peak around the chandelier and you'll get a glimpse of our work.  

I think it's much prettier when you see the softness of  the other things around the fireplace.....the whole picture.  But...gotta zoom in!

The three containers are galvanized with a bit of rust at the top and bottom...and the sweetest little rusty handle. I thought they'd be quite "chic".  

                                   We dug through the greenery (50% off I might add... I love a good sale)  finding   these little bushes....and, they look almost real....even better...... perfect fit! 

                                                                    Aren't they cute?
                                                                      Happy Dance!

It needed something, (stealing) removing the MUSING banner I'd made for my guest room... gave it the finishing touch.  More burlap....yeah think I have a burlap problem?  

When I put the mirror up, the criss cross pieces were plain glass.....well, since I can't leave anything alone, I added the black and white scrapbook paper to the back for more texture.
  Just thought you'd like to know.  

Work around here is calling.....

See ya later!




  1. I love your new containers and the vignette is lovely. Hugs, Marty

  2. I'm with Marty! Love those containers! Your mantle looks great!

  3. That looks great. I love the containers. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Gorgeous home and love your mantle. You did a great job and I love the containers with the greenery. The banner is a great touch too. I love burlap!
    Have a great week…….

    The French Hutch

  5. Hi Sandy! Oh, I love love love your mantel! You did a great job! Those three galvanized pails look great with the little greens in them. I love 50% off! :)
    Thanks for popping in.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Hi there!
    Love the updated pics on your sites banner! Very industrial and elegently crusty!

    Your mantel looks terriffic too!!! You and buck did a great job at picking out the perfect crusty containers and greenery to live~in them up!!

    You're house is looking so darn cute!!! xoxo

    Stacey @ Lollygag~Inn

  7. Hi Sandy
    First off, I love your blog, and love your style! The banner that you made is great! I read your profile and see that you love rving. So do I and my hubby! We drove our motor home last spring from our home state of MI, all the way across country (2,500 miles, to be exact!), to beautiful Washington State for hubby's new job. Then we sold the rv, now we need to get another one, we miss it! Your mantle looks wonderful!

  8. Those containers are just perfect! Thanks for stopping by So nice to meet you.