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It’s raining here… I mean really, really raining – with no end in sight! I think the rain has given me spring fever. So I’ve been busy inside. I’ve been feeling as if my fireplace mantle needed a little lightening up, so I’ve been working on a spring fireplace mantle!
Here’s what it looked like before. The painting is HUGE! and heavy. I love it, but admit that I’ve thought of putting something else above the fireplace. My parents gave it to me years ago so it’s staying until I can find another spot for it.
So instead of a complete redo, I decided to go with a small refresh. After thinking about it, I decided that I wanted to add in all different shades of white. If you look at my painting you will see white flowers, I’m hoping that different shades of white will tie it all together.
The first change – the flowers. I loved all of the colors in my last arrangement, but recently they have just seemed so dark. Michaels had 40% off of their spring florals, so I picked up two of my very favorite flowers – hydrangeas and peonies- for my new spring arrangement. I already had some greenery and some fluff ( you know – all of the extras to fill in the arrangement – leaves, sticks etc.) to add to the arrangement.
After the arrangement, next up was the candles. Again, I went with white flameless candles. I love being able to flip a switch to turn them on and off. Plus, no chance of me burning the house down with these! I toyed with white washing the candlesticks, but these are the color of the paintings frame and I didn’t want too much white. I did add a tiny bit of black ribbon to tie in with rest of the room.
I really like how it lightened everything up. Isn’t color amazing?
I love my flameless candles at night too. The soft glow is so warm and inviting.
I think that my spring fireplace mantle refresh turned out pretty well. I’m toying with removing the fireplace screen… and that cat toy really has to go! You know that you have a problem when you don’t even notice the cat toy or dog bed in ANY of your photos, before or after, or even during editing! Oh well, at least it makes my animals happy!
Until next time….
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