Monday, April 23, 2012

Spring Mantel

I finally finished my spring mantel :)  I looooove how it turned out, thanks to some help from my handy hubby! 
 I wanted to give my mantel a fresh look for spring...
I absolutely loved Sarah's hydrangea-filled trough so I had my hubby build a shorter version for the fireplace.  I love how it turned out!!!
Make sure you check out Sarah's post for the how-to if you would like to make one for yourself!

Jeff put it together for me and then I stained it with some dark gel stain that I have had for a few years ;)

I think it looks gorgeous on top of my mantel.  I used artifical hydrangeas so that they would last all season and just hot glued them in place.  They can be easily removed and I can replace the flowers but I'm not sure I ever will, I love hydrangeas!

I also flanked it with these pretty yellow branches I got at Hobby Lobby when they were half-off (I always purchase their stems when they are half-off because they can be pretty pricey at full-price especially if you are buying several like I did.)  The glass holders I have had for years so I didn't have to purchase them, I just stole them from my bedroom :)
Then of course, my antique mirror/window that keeps making appearances on top of my mantel.  I wasn't 100% thrilled with it as part of this vignette but I didn't want to have to purchase anything else so the fact that it was free made it much more appealing ;)
So, there's our mantel....all ready for spring/summer! 

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