Friday, April 8, 2011

Spring "Mantel" Redo

Welcome to Friday!
Normally, this would be a VERY happy thought for me,
but today, it means that my spring break is almost over. 
{Pout}

Moving on, I'm excited to introduce you
to two of my new best friends:


Meet New Avocado and Churchill Hotel Vanilla.
Both are Valspar spray paints, and they are like MAGIC!
How do I know this, you ask?

Well, you see these dirty old frames?

{They were dirtier than this... this was after a good ol' soap and water treatment}

These frames went from looking like this,
to looking like this:


Yay! I love my new "mantel"!
Ok, it's really just a plain old shelf, but when you have no fireplace,
you have to compromise sometimes.

Here are some more views:

{My sis-in-law Emily made me those fun button candles. Thanks Em!}

{I love love love this little bunny I snagged at Target}

{Frontal view, with an antique tint. I can't help myself with the IPhoto
editing options sometimes}

{In the context of our living room. I have to say that the "mantel"
looks better in real life, but I have no way of proving that to you,
so I guess you'll have to take my word for it!}

Thank you New Avocado and Churchill Hotel Vanilla for enhancing my living room!
I am literally looking around my home for more things I can use you
to spray onto.  I have already sprayed one additional item
with New Avocado, so readers (all 8 of you), stay tuned
later this week for one more fun addition
to our living room/entry area :).

P.S. You may recognize the wreath on the mantel as the wreath
I did have hanging on our front door. There is now a new front door
wreath in town. I'll show him to you later this week as well!

P.P.S.  (Or is it P.S.S.???) I'm thinking more than 8 of you read this blog...
reveal yourself please! I'd love to know who you are!

Linking to:
tatertots and jello

Happy nesting!


6 comments:

andi said...

love, love, loooovvveeee it! i'm thinking i need to make meself a fake mantel just so i can change the decor according to the seasons. everybody's doing it! great work and hope your break was a fun one.

Erin said...

I READ YOUR BLOG :) SUUUURRRRPPPRRIIISSSEEEE.
Looks good sis. Come fancy up my house would ya?

WobiSobi said...

WOW I love this. It looks so good!! Love the colors the frames the bunny and the bird. everything..also thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment. Hugs and Have a wonderful day!!

Erin Wagner said...

I check in on your blog when I get a chance. Thanks for the crafty ideas.

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

I love the green mixed with white!

Thanks for sharing this at Creative Juice! Hope to see you back at the party tonight!

Tiffany said...

super cute!

I'm your newest FOLLOWER :)

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