Tuesday, March 23, 2010

White Wednesday Mantle redo

Congrats to Kathleen at faded charm for her 100th post and her year anniversary! She is the mastermind behind the fun filled White Wednesday!

Well I love my $20 Mantle. I carted this big ole mantle home 20years ago from a yard sale just down the road from my house. $20 bucks! Thats only a dollar a year! Talk about decorating on a shoestring budget! It's been white, then green, then white again. It had an old black ugly wood burning stove in it for years then a few years back we were able to put in a gas insert and two years ago we did the tile surround. ( which i would like to redo again maybe old ceiling tin or just paint the tiles?) I've had alot of fun with this piece!

My latest mantle decor is the fabulous big Ole' mirror in the awesome repurposed frame made out of old mouldings.
If your wondering how to put some extra character into your home you should seek out an old mantle, you don't need a fireplace you can just put it on a blank wall and put a bench with a pot of flowers in front of it. Or use it for a headboard like I did in my spare bedroom. Well enough about my mantle obsession.
Have a great Hump Day!


Vintage Sassy said...

I actually had a mantel that I bought at a yard sale a few years ago for $20 and I have loved it ever since. However, we recently purchased a different one that is painted gold and bigger, it fit our house so much better so we bought it and sold the white one. I agree with you that an old mantel adds so much charm to a house.


A Cottage Muse said...

Beautiful! My husband built our present mantle...I'll have to dig up an old photo to do a post someday! Thanks for sharing!

Julie said...

Love it! I DID just get me an old mantle off of Craigs list. $25. And it is white. I can't wait to get it installed and work with it. Yours is beautiful, and what a deal. Love the mirror. looks awesome. Thanks for sharing the treasure and inspiration!!!!!

Polly said...

$20 is a great deal on that mantle! I really like how you've accessorized it!


Rug Cottage said...

Mantles for $20!!, gives me hope that there are still deals out there. You did a great job on decorating, it looks fabulous!!

Happy Spring,

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

We understand your obsession, don't worry!LOL Great display!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

It's lovely! I really love those mirrors and the letters! What an amazing bargain your mantle was! There's one I really would love to buy at the antique store, but it's definitely not $20- boo hoo!

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

Ditto. I have an old $25 mantle in my bedroom on a plain wall. ...and I LOVE IT! great display on yours!

Victoria said...

I love it, I can't believe you can find something like that for $20! We live in an apt. but I've been thinking about a mantle just to add some character:)

Miss Gracie's House said...

Aren't mantles a great way as a starting point of decorating! Yours is great...love the layering.

Faded Charm said...

Your mantel makeover looks gorgeous. How do you come across such a thing at only $20. I'll have to keep looking.

Happy WW.


Kindred Spirit Soap Co. said...

Amy, very pretty indeed.
Was not at Farm Chicks last year. I sold my soaps and lotions in 2005 and 2006. Looking forward to a great show.
See you soon
Julie, Kindred Roses

Rosewood Cottage said...

love your mantel and the wonderful story that it has...your display is lovely too! One day, I hope to find my own mantle (just for decoration) for our new home! thanks for sharing! :)

AtOneWithHim said...

Love it. I actually just brought this up with the husband. We are going to build a faux mantle surround with build it shelves in our dining room. it will take the place of the ginormous hutch I want. He would like to put a gas stove or something in there but I would be happy to just decorate it!

Thanks for sharing, I am new to your blog but will mos def be back.

krys kirkpatrick said...

I just stumbled into your blog, I love it. I will be a vendor at Farm chicks for the first time this year. Can't wait to meet everyone! Great mirror by the way. Nothings better than chipped paint!

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Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

I am loving the $20 white mantle! I gotta get over and check out your etsy site! Hugs, Janna