Monday, April 16, 2012

Spring Mantel

Time to change out my Easter Mantel to a more seasonal Spring mantel.  Inspired by some spring cleaning, I decided to go with a clean white look, something not too fussy.  Ever since I moved my salvage yard window over to my mantel I have had a hard time moving it back to the wall it was hanging on!  So I kept the window and added some white, metal, grey wicker and greenery. 

After the window, the next piece I knew I wanted to use was the new metal ampersand that I could not leave Target without!
From there I found these great grey wicker baskets with clay pots in them at my favorite stomping grounds in Amish Country, they were reasonably priced at $8.99 for the large and $5.99 for the small.  I found the two glass containers with the same kind of greyish wicker at Marshalls - they were $6.99 each. 

I had the greenery and the bunny.  The candle holders, the frames and the bottles were all junk items I had and gave them a fresh new look with a can of spray paint - American Accents by Rust-oleum, Blossom White.  I even very lightly sprayed a grapevine ball for my third candle holder just to give it a little bit different topiary look.

I found these three little bottles for $1.99 each and added some tiny white narcissus flowers.

The two white bottles at the other end were a fun add because my son graciously volunteered to drink a bottle of Yuengling beer while I drank a Mike's Hard Lemonade in the name of art's sake.  After we enjoyed our beverages, I washed out the bottles, soaked off the labels and spray painted them white!

So since my mantel has had some spring cleaning - it is time to get back to the rest of the house.  Too bad I can't just spray paint everything white to give it a clean fresh look!

Thanks for stopping by!
I have linked this to two great  Parties - the Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming by Stepanie Lynn and  Your Mantel at 52 Mantels.    The links to these sites are at the right. 
Loads of inspiration!
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. I love your mantel! Love the power of paint to transform things especially when it's spray paint (so easy) Great job on your mantel. I love the look of the leaded glass window too.

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog and it gave me a chance to find you! I love the name of your blog and I like your style too. Any girl who drinks Mike's lemonade for the decorating cause is Ok with me. I love what you put on your mantel and I will be borrowing some ideas. I'm your newest follower.

    Robin Flies South