Sunday, January 1, 2012

My Mantle

Well helllloooo! I'm back from a very needed break from all technology. No blog, no twitter and very little Facebook. It was great, but I did miss my little blog.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's. I'll have a little recap of Christmas tomorrow.

For today I just want to share a little project for my mantle.

It started with this old frame I bought for a great deal at the Pasadena Flea Market and everyone's favorite...say it with me...spray paint.

The color is "celery" and I LOVE it.

I knew I wanted to hang it over my mantle but I didn't know what I wanted in it. Then I saw this...

How could I not love it? It has burlap and rhinestones. I decided just to put chalkboard paint on the wall behind the frame.

This was perfect for my Christmas mantle.

Now that the holidays are over I changed it up. I still need to add some bunting or something for more color {I know, spray paint, chalkboard paint and bunting all in one post. It's the trifecta!} but it's coming along.

I'm taking suggestions if you have any great ideas on how I can add more color. What should I fill the apothecary jar with?

Have a lovely Monday. Don't forget to come back tomorrow and link up for "we encourage".



Makay said...

I love love love it! :)

The Cantelmo Family said...

I'm so glad you had a nice break! I love how it turned out! It looks super cute!!

hannah singer said...

missed you, happy new year!

Erin said...

Glad you had a wonderful little break...but glad you are back too! :) That looks awesome...perfect verse for a new year!

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

Neat project Jami. Happy New Year!

Sarah {the fontenot four} said...

Love this! Missed you! Welcome back!

theolivetree said...

glad you had a great break! ummm we fill our jars with bubblegum...every Easter I love the color! I used cinnamon scented pine could always spray paint them for color ; )

BARBIE said...

Welcome back! I love this. I wish I had a creative eye!

Carrie K said...

Do you have yarn? Small balls of colorful yarn look great! i love the chalkboard idea and that is one of my all time favorite verses!!

katygirl said...

Love the color of the spray paint!!

Anonymous said...

So cute, so crafty, so very much like you. ;0)

Leslie @ top of the page said...

hi jamers!! i miss you. how was your christmas and new years?? i never know what to put in my jars, so sorry i'm no help there. i thought of you guys today when my son was talking about being president and i had to restrain myself from saying, "actually, my friend jami's son is going to be president, honey. sorry." hugs.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I'm visiting today from Life Made Lovely. Love the layered frames. The little burlap one looks cute with the monogram. I never know what to put in my apothecary jars so I don't use them very much!