First off, I have to say I am not as behind on the “spring mantel” as you might think. I have had it decorated like this for a while, but have just been taking my sweet time writing a post about it. With that said………
(above photo of where I bought everything! decorative ball: garage sale, moss rocks: dollar tree, moss letter (I made), basket: garage sale, blanket: target, and glass vases with lids: Ross!) (Below photo: Lanters: Ross, moss: dollar tree, candles: Ross, and fake flower boquet: dollar tree)
I love love looooove my new mantel! With it done, I feel like the main part of the house is finally complete! (thank goodness!). I won’t lie,
I kinda, I completely stole the idea from the amazing Layla Palmer over at the Lettered Cottage. (thank you Layla!)
When I first moved in, the fireplace was a regular ol’ gas fireplace, with some “not-so-pleasant” tile, with a lovely sheetroc surround (hence the sarcasm?). Mmmm, not my style.
Not to mention, there was this HUGE awkward hole right above the fireplace, where a bubble tv would fit. We have a flat screen tv that would never fit back there. I originally just wanted to sheetroc over it, but realized that could get too messy and spendy.
When I came across the very affordable, yet stylish mantel redo that Layla did, I knew I had to have the same!
(and if you know me well, you know that once I have made up my mind on something, I have to have it, and there is no talking me out of it…..dad).
The mantel was super easy peasy to do, and so cheap! I will post soon a step-by-step tutorial on how I put it together. Also I plan on doing a tutorial on how I made the REAL SIZED pottery barn mirror, and the REAL SIZED pottery barn moss covered letters! I got some great finds at garage sales, Ross, and the dollar store that just added the final touches to the mantel. I got my Pottery Barn mantel for uber cheap, and I luuuurve it! Hope you do to!