2014 Christmas Mantel
I've been dreaming of a white.....
Some of you know I've been threatening to paint my orange oak mantel for a while now. When it comes to painting something permanent in the house... I struggle. I don't know why?
It's done now and I'm much happier with it. I can assure you it will be painted many times. That's so much more fun than living with something you don't like.
IT'S JUST WOOD AND PAINT!
(I still tell myself)
I made these stockings. It took me 6 hours to make them and 6 hours to clean up my mess.... No tutorial. Unless you'd like to know what NOT to do. I do like them though... I love burlap, red, and white together.
Several things on my mantel are from a thrift store.
I'm all about cheap decorating. I stuck these extra Christmas ornaments onto sticks and wires and arranged them here.
I have this thing about outlets and cords showing... this JOY sign covers this one where the tree is plugged in. I'm obsessed, I tell ya!
I collect white milk glass vases. I decided to line them up here with some candy canes.
I flocked the $.99 thrifted wreath and made a bow from red burlap.
We picked up our tree Sunday. I used the trimmings from it inside the stockings. I got the letters and snowflakes from Michael's.
So, tell me, what do you think of my thrifty Christmas mantel?
The tree awaits....
I hope you were inspired!
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