Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I had what you would call a bitter and sweet one. My son left Saturday morning back to school. He’s been home for a month and now he’s 3500 miles away. I’m so glad there’s Skype and text messaging. The sweet part is my niece got married Saturday night in a beautifull and intimate small friends and family wedding. She was beaming and I loved every minute of it and wish her and her new hubby a lifetime of happiness.
I packed away all the Christmas decor right after the new year. It was looking pretty bland on the fireplace mantle after spicing it up for Fall, and Christmas. I threw some stuff up there but was not satisfied (see the before pics below). Somehow the orange candles weren’t cutting it for a winter decor. I just wanted to stay in my sweats and not shower today which meant I needed to find stuff in my house. And I wanted to keep it simple.
I had some vases I spray painted gold for Christmas decorating so I re-sprayed them a metallic gray. To fill them I had some greenery stashed away and the branches from our gulley that I had sprayed for Christmas. I also had the black wood candle sticks but I only had orange candles from the autumn decorating. I used scrapbook paper I had on hand and just wrapped the candles. I don’t normally burn these because there so close to the TV and if I can, the paper can easily be taken off.
Before I share the before and after pictures just one more thing. The downfall of having your TV on the wall above the fireplace is the cords show from the speakers. If I had some black straws on hand I would of used them to wrap the white cord. Genius, right? Okay, here are the pics.
Have you changed your mantle up lately?
Look for tomorrows post. I’ll be sharing a new Organization series I’ll be kicking off this week.
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