May 26, 2011

Art on the Mantel

My fireplace in the living room has had random things perched on the mantel over the past few weeks, like here and here, and I have finally settled on a permanent arrangement (well, I'm sure I'll tweak it for next season, but for now it's pretty permanent!).


I started with some fireplace inspiration, seen here, then went to Goodwill in search of..... something, wasn't exactly sure what.  I came home with a large gold frame and created artwork for the frame here.  Now, I have a new piece of art on the mantel.  And the husband says he likes it.... HUGE plus!!!


Here's a full view of the living room, the fireplace and the mantel...


It's nice to go from this....

Living Room Before

To this....


There were a few things done to the living room to get this far.... it's been painted, you can read about that here and here, the room was decorated, the bookshelf styled, knobs added, a brass lamp and art added, then a gallery wall created and now a spring/summer decoration for the mantel...

See you tomorrow.... I'm revealing the makeover of my son's bedroom!

Linking up to The Lettered CottageRemodelaholic, House of Hepworths, Coastal Charm and Skip To My Lou.


  1. Love it! Can't go wrong with a touch of pink.

  2. i love the pink! and i don't usually like gold, but i LOVE it in that space. it looks so pretty with the pink. beautiful and simple. love!

  3. Thanks! I've only recently began an obsession with gold.... I think it adds the right amount of sparkle to a room....

  4. I love the pop of pink! Great job on your painting! it reminds me of the ones on Made by Girl!

  5. ooh, I love Made by Girls art... I actually just bought one of her prints for my daughter's room!

  6. I love the leaning art look very on trend!
    Popping over from remodelaholic :)

  7. Brilliant! The pink and gold fit well together.

  8. I love all the pink! such a great accent to the room!

  9. oh my gosh, i'm loving your whole space here. great layering on the mantle. i'm compiling stuff like this to show my coworker for her new house. she doesn't understand layering.

  10. I love to layer (and lean) things on the mantel.... it's so easy to update the look without having little nail holes all over the wall.

  11. HI Kristy, I love your living room. I'm in the process of making some changes to ours too. Your living room is so clean, bright and really well put together.

    Well done.

  12. @Simply Inspired Home - Thanks!!! After seeing your nieces bedroom, I'm really excited to see what you do with your living room.... I'm sure it's gonna be completely amazing :)

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