A dramatic fireplace makeover {white moulding & black mantel}

I just finished a project that didn't take too long and wasn't too difficult, but has a huge impact. The fireplace in our home is in the corner and angled. It seems like the perfect high impact focal point, so to enhance the fireplace and make it really stand out, I added a bunch of moulding and painted the mantel black. Check it out. Here's a refresher of what it looked like when we moved in, and a week ago: {Way Before and Before}    Such a dramatic difference, right?! I couldn't be any more pleased with how it turned out. It definitely has that WOW … [Read more...]

Christmas Mantle, compliments of Target & IKEA

The mantle is getting Christmas-a-fied! This year I decided to go simple. A few Target Dollar Spot Ornaments... I bought this soft beautiful pine garland (fake) from IKEA for only $7! I've been meaning to head back over and get a few more for other areas in the house. I hope they aren't sold out before I get back there. I love these Stockings! They are so simple, yet so vibrant. I bought them on Clearance just before Christmas last year from Old Navy for only 99ยข each! I have some fancy custom-made velvet stockings with a matching tree skirt and … [Read more...]

Evolution of the mantle

My fireplace mantle has gone through several transformations since we moved in. First we had this... ...which isn't even decorated at.all. I set the Rodney White artwork on the mantle while we were moving in so it didn't get ruined and it just kinda ended up staying there. I hung the artwork and added a few accessories, but the overall look just wasn't working. This setup is a FAIL! I LOVE my art and I LOVE bright bold color, but after a month or so it just started to hurt my eyes. I need my family room to be more subtle and relaxing so I took down the art and … [Read more...]