Saturday, May 19, 2012

My Very Colorful Summer Mantel: ‘The Potting Shed’


I am really enjoying changing out my mantel for the seasons!

I even find myself thinking of different things to do before the next season even gets here.

That is why I went ahead and decorated my mantel for summer…

even though summer is about a month away.

I guess you can call it Mantel Mania!!

In fact… for summer… I am thinking about doing two different mantels with two different looks!!

For this mantel…

I made a picket fence.

Very easy to do.

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You can buy these for @ a $1.27 at Lowes and all you have to do is cut them.

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I made mine to fit my mantel.

Anywho…

when I think of summer, I think of words such as…

 bright, colorful, happy

and that is what I put into this mantel…

((for at least the first part of summer)).

Let’s just say… I’M NOT AFRAID OF COLOR…LOL!

I call it ‘The Potting Shed’.

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Do you see the bird’s nest Mrs. Robin left me in my cherry tree?

Lovin’ it with some painted eggs.

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The shutters… a great find at Habitat’s Restore for $2.00 a piece.  I used some last year to make shutter signs on another wall in my entry way…CLICK HERE.

I debated painting them… they were a natural tone… but glad I did… I actually still have more unpainted ones to use elsewhere.

But I love these colors for the summer!

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I’m wishing I had lots of colorful throw pillows for my sofas… I may have to come up with something!

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My husband thinks it’s very tropical looking.

I agree…

Maybe it’s a potting shed you would find in the tropics?  Ha!

In fact…

this color infusion in my living room makes me want to go on vacation already!  I must have been subconsciously thinking about the beach when I created this mantel…LOL!  :)

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So there you have it…

my VERY colorful summer mantel.

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Hope you like it… lots of color… lots of joy!

But because I have mantel mania right now…

I may do ANOTHER mantel for the second part of summer!

We’ll see!!

stay tuned…

The Lettered Cottage

Are you having trouble getting started with your mantel display?

Here are some tips I offer in a two part post on prop styling in your home!

Click here to read!


Here is a slideshow of seasonal mantels I’ve created in my home…

10 comments:

  1. thats adorable loving it!!

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  2. I am always doing my mantel too! It is sometimes hard to leave it the way I do it for too long when I have another idea.
    Yours is adorable. Everyone must comment.

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    1. It's so fun! I know what you mean. That is why I am planning to possibly do two summer mantels this year. :) Thanks for stopping by fairykin!

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  3. I love changing up my mantels, too. I have one in the living room and one in the dining room.
    I use lots of white ironstone and books on mine.
    Love your summertime mantel...looks great.

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    1. bj!!! So good to hear from you!! Two mantels?... would love! I just started changing my mantel out last year... didn't know I would enjoy it so much. Hope you are doing well!! Kendra

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  4. MUY LINDA LA DECORACION DE LA CHIMENEA ...PERO SE PUEDE APLICAR A MUCHOS SITIOS...
    SALUDITOS

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  5. I LOVE color!!! Your mantel is BEAUTIFUL! And bright and screams HAPPY!! LOVE the shutters! LOVE THEM!

    xo
    ~K

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  6. I really like the multi-colored pots on the mantel--that along with the bright shutters make for a happy spot in your living room, I am sure!

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    1. Thank you Athena! It IS very bright and colorful over there... makes me smile! :)

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