Saturday, January 19, 2013

A Valentine for MY Mantle

The silver metal tray was just not doing it for me…I tried a dough bowl but…still to dark looking.
I had to take these photos after dark because I watched the girls and also had to finish this project!
Finally learned how to take the yellow out of the pics…thank you Pic Monkey!
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Here is the mantle when I first did it and I did try to shop my home but just couldn’t find anything that I liked! Then I thought about  Valentine’s Day and how it will be here in less than a month and right away I got on Pinterest, because I knew I had pinned something the other day that I wanted to try and make.
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Isn’t it adorable? Sara from Cozy. Cottage. Cute. made this for her hubby and she put a lot of thought into it, me, not so much! When I went to buy a heart punch I couldn’t find a one in my area, JoAnn’s was all sold out and only had one left but the heart on it was teeny tiny. So at the Dollar Tree I grabbed a bag of heart stickers to trace around and cut out the hearts from a  DT book. Looking at Sara’s I know I didn’t want to cut out all those hearts so I used this frame that I already had and knew I'd only have to cut out a few, which made me happy!
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Looking at Sara’s I know I didn’t want to cut out all those hearts so I used this frame with a smaller mat that I already had and knew I'd only have to cut out a few, which made me happy!
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I think it is just what the mantel needed, seems to give it some balance now don’t you think?
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If you want to see some talent and the sweetest baby (Cooper) and his nursery visit Sara’s Cozy. Cottage. Cute.
I’ll be joining these parties:
Rondell

22 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

I love this...you did a fantastic job. Besides, adding your original touch to the project makes it all the more worth it! Your mantel looks great! :)

XO,
Jane

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your framed hearts piece!! It turned out great and looks perfect on your mantel.
hugs,
Cindy

Maureen said...

You definitely got it right this time! The framed hearts are really cute.

Barbara said...

Such a pretty mantel Rondell...I just love the framed heart cut outs! I noticed you have a yellow lab named Buster...we have a black lab mix with the same name...it suits him perfectly!!!
Wishing you a wonderful day!!!
XO Barbara

Anne said...

Love both of those projects! So cute!!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sooooo cute Rondell!

Bronwyn said...

Well done! Yep - the art is better that the silver tray!!

Gypsy Heart said...

Great job! I really like it and yes, the mantle looks wonderful.

xo
Pat

Ellie VanCaster said...

What a great idea-it does look just right in that spot!

Gina said...

That is so cute and a great addition to your mantel!

primlin56 said...

i like it so much better then the tray....it really does look more balanced....and wow...hearts were such a good idea for this time of the year....

chateau chic said...

Your framed hearts is the perfect finishing touch to your mantel. Very nice!
Mary Alice

Shelia said...

Hi Rondell! Oh, this is darling and just looks prefect on your mantel. That is a very cute idea with the hearts. Your mantel looks wonderful. I've got a nekked mantel, as you've seen,and need to get busy. :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Robin said...

The perfect addition! Looks great.

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

How cute, Rondell! I couldn't tell you cut them out by hand~I read that and had to go back and look. It still wasn't obvious but you inspired me to try it. I don't have a heart punch, either.

b said...

This is super cute and I think it is the perfect touch for your mantel! Thanks for sharing. Found you via Primp your stuff link party.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh it is wonderful. I really like this idea. Such fun. Thanks for your visits and the gracious comments. I see you hae the Networked blogs up on the sidebar. I am your newest follower. Hugs, Marty

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

definitely adds balance to the mantel. What a lovely project!!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Wow, I'm impressed with your cutting skills! The hearts look great! It looks great on the mantel.

Pam

Denise Marie said...

Sweet .. Way to make it happen.

Shelia said...

Hi Rondell! Thanks for popping in to see me and hope your weekend was great.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Sherry said...

Oh, I love the hearts out of the book pages! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry