Sunday, March 14, 2010

My St. Patrick's Day Mantle

In continuing with one of my New Years goals, I gave my mantle a St. Patrick's mini make over. I plan on doing this for each holiday and season. I started with this print, it has a ton of history. It is an Irish Linen print that my dad got while serving his mission in Ireland. The frame that it is in, is a frame made out of barn wood, that he and my Opa made together. This picture has been in my parents home for as long as I can remember. A couple years ago my dad was going to throw it out, and I couldn't bare the thought. It has since hung in my home, even though it is nothing like anything else I own. While it has hung above my mantle, I have toyed with the idea of staining it darker...I finally did it, and I love it!


My next little project were these Goodwill finds...I painted them black for a new look, but I ended up only using one of them right now.

This urn was also a Goodwill find, I am really loving Goodwill these days. And the balls were an attempt to make my own decorative balls. I saw the idea on a blog, but can't remember where. I think hers were much cuter! And the green serving tray was from the target bargain section, I just added the vinyl lettering to it.

So, for St. Patrick's day, this is how it came together. But as I stepped back, it was still missing something...so I added the vinyl lettering saying.

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8 comments:

Kate said...

Really like the way this turned out. We have several paintings that are in old barn wood frames and I was thinking we'd need to ditch them and reframe everything ($$$) this is a terrific idea! Now, is this matted or does the painting have a border on it?

A little bit of crazy.... said...

I really like this post! You have some great ideas. Now I only need a fireplace and I'll know exactly what to do!

Janine said...

Looking good, wish I could see it in person.

Room to Inspire said...

Your mantle looks great...that decal is super cute! Thanks for linking it up to Be Inspired today - and when you get a chance please add a link back to the party. Thanks! Chelsea

Jemsmom said...

I love your mantle and there is no way I could have let that Irish print go either! Do the vinyl letters come off the wall easily? I know they are the rage and I have never done them! I love the green tray with the message. You did a beautiful job!

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

very fun! i really like it!

jenjen said...

What a fun mantle! I love the tray you did. It all looks great!

Thanks so much for linking up to my party! I really appreciate it!

XOOX
Jen

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