Spring Mantel


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!

linking up to:

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27 Responses to “Spring Mantel”
  1. Karen says:

    So BEAUTIFUL! I can’t wait to see your step by steps on how to make the mirror!

  2. lisa says:

    Love the look!! Great job!! I’m looking forward for your tutorial.

  3. Courtney says:

    How absolutely lovely! Looking forward to seeing your tutorials- that mirror is stunning! Well done! Sharing on Facebook~thanks for sharing at FNF 🙂

    • Amanda Laird says:

      Thank you! I’m glad you like it 🙂 And thanks for sharing on both your blog and your facebook, im putting together some tutorials as we speak 🙂 and i’ll be sure to share them all

  4. I don’t know which I like better, the gorgeous mirror or the absolutely wonderful fireplace surround. (Please post tutorials.) Great job!

  5. Debbie says:

    Stunning, really!

    Blessings, Debbie

  6. Well, that is just gorgeous! One of the best focal point fireplaces I’ve seen in a long time!

  7. Kathy says:

    Love it and too funny the person after you in Kims party has the same thing..you girls are so creative!

    • Amanda Laird says:

      That IS funny! Ill have to add her tutorial to my post on where to find ALL the eagan mirror tutorials. Its definitely a fun mirror to make. Glad you enjoyed, and thanks for stopping by!

  8. Neha says:

    The mantel looks gorgeous. I love the wood on it and the mirror is lovely.

  9. Your mantel looks wonderful and I am in love with the mirror!
    xo,
    Sherry

  10. tammy says:

    it’s gorgeous. i love the mirror, moss letter, mercury glass, lanterns, all of it! gorgeous, yep. thanks for sharing this at my party!

  11. Terry Moore says:

    This is quite the stunning makeover. I am curious of how much it cost for the fireplace redo…just to sweeten the pot so to speak.

    • Amanda Laird says:

      Thanks Terry for the nice comment! I’m glad you like it 🙂 I will be doing a tutorial on how I did the mantel, and plan on including the final price. (I have to sit down with my receipts and figure it out, but I know it wasn’t much.) Im “guessing” $60?? But I will know for sure in a few days when I do the tutorial, so keep your eye out for that!

  12. Sherry says:

    Oh your decorating of the mantel just completes it perfectly! How nice. It looks ready for a magazine. Love how it turned out! Thanks for linking it up! Also, please include a link to the Home Sweet Home party here too. Thanks!
    Sherry

    • Amanda Laird says:

      I definitely will! I grabbed everybody’s button, but have been trying to figure out how to bunch them together (rather than one realllllly long vertical line). Im new to wordpress and its taking me a while to figure things out, but once I do I most definitely will! Thank you so much for hosting! love your blog, and am looking forward to reading some more

  13. Courtney says:

    Hey there~ Just popping back over to let you know I fixed your link and to apologize! Hope you will come back and share more soon! 🙂

  14. mary says:

    I love this! I’d like to invite you to post it on Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up all week, I hope you can join in. Have a nice week, Mary :O)

  15. Lee Anne says:

    absolutely wonderful 🙂 waiting for the tutorial. thanks for the inspiration!

  16. It looks so classy. Love the girthy ledge!

  17. I just posted my PB mantel version! I can’t wait for you tutorial because I am working on making a bigger, chunkier version of the one I posted. Visiting from http://imnotatrophywife.com

    new follower. laura

  18. Roeshel says:

    Gorgeous! I love every single detail. The mantel itself is stunning and your decorative touches are perfection! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity in the DIY Project Parade! I’m including a link back in tomorrow’s highlights. 😉

    Have a great week!

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