Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Summer Mantel and CL Find!

Here is a sneak peek of my little flower garden by the pool house, I know my mother would be so proud of me and my Climitis.

Hi everyone! I’m back today to show you my summer decorated mantel, I think this is the best yet but yet again I always think that:)  I went with a white and green theme, even bought me some real ivy from Lowes, they say it’s hard to kill so that kind of plant is so right for me! I think it looks great in the bird planter. I don't know if I should add more or not so for right now I'm leaving it this way, for one thing it's not cluttered looking and that's a good thing!
I painted this mirror I posted about that I found at GW for $3.99, I painted it Cottage White, because I still have some left!
I added some glaze to it to give it a little tone down.
Here is the ivy, I like it because you have to wait until the soil is dry before watering, yeah!
I put some moss balls from the Dollar Tree in this GW vase/glass urn.

Two starfish from Pat Caftan's really finishes it off I think. I looked for white starfish in Jamaica but do you know I couldn’t find even one!
Mr. K asked what I wanted for our anniversary and I told him a desk from Craigslist, nothing expensive because I wanted to paint and distress it. We found this one for $40.00 already stripped and ready to be painted:) I don’t know what color paint I’ll use on it, I just have to keep looking at her and decide! For now she’s in the garage.
She also has her original hardware on her and is in great shape! Here’s a pic of her hardware I don’t know if I’ll keep them or not. I think they would look good painted or maybe those glass handles that are out there, I think Target sells them. What do you think?
I’m linking to these parties…thanks lady’s for hosting!Ro
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I also wanted to thank those that have become followers recently, I can’t see my followers on my blog so as soon as I can I’ll be right over to thank you. This has been going on for a while now…thank you blogger!!!!!!!


Julianne said...

Your mantle looks gorgeous! I love what you did with the mirror! Great find :)


NanaDiana said...

Your mantle looks fresh and summery. It is lovely! Nice find on the mirror and I LOVE that desk you found. I think it is Art Deco style? That hardware is fanstastic and if it belends with the paint I think you should use it! I LOVE IT!. Even black it would be very dramatic~ Hugs- Diana

The Decorative Dreamer said...

I agree this looks very art decoish! I cannot wait to see what color you choose. Your mantle looks wonderful. You cannot go wrong w/Ivy IMOP. That birdie vase is so cute and your mirror looks fantastic! Great job!

the cape on the corner said...

love your flower garden! i have a similar set up along our garage-makes it much nicer to look at with flowers and such.

i so wanted to get out there this weekend and spray paint something, but it was too hot. your mirror looks great, tho!

Pinky said...

Your mantle looks so frwsh and summery! Love it. The desk is fabulous! I would KEEP those pulls, they are classic! XO, Pinky

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It really does look pretty for summertime! The starfish are the perfect touch! ♥

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Very cool and clean , I like it a lot ! I think your desk was a vanity, I found one similar but all I could save was the mirror and the handles. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Your mantel looks so pretty ... and I love the desk.The hardware really sets it off. I can't wait to see what color you go with. I usually do white but last week I got brave and painted a piece robins egg blue.

Ches said...

Love how you transformed the mirror and cant wait to see what color you choose for the desk.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Your mantel looks really beautiful! The starfish add just the right touch.

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

beautiful! thanks for sharing this at Transformations and Treasures!