I had no idea how ready I was for the spring season until this Pinterest challenge. I love our monthly Pinterest challenge group filled with talented and friendly ladies. It is fun to see comments thru the year from women I have met through this group. Cindy (over at her blog) found Deborah’s mantel from Hip & Humble Style for our spring mantel challenge. If you are visiting from Crissy’s blog welcome to Everyday Edits (Laura).
Spring Mantel Challenge
Deborah’s spring mantel had me at the stone fireplace, stained mantel and chunky corbels.
I love the simplicity of the mantel and her spring display.
Deborah’s use of a mirror, vase and her DIY cherry stems added a lightness to her home’s wood mantel and corbels.
I LOVE the pop of pink on the mantel.
Sometimes I feel like I layer so many elements onto my mantel that it looks like a Homegoods shelf after a holiday weekend.
With this challenge, I tried to practice simplicity.
Of course, on the day I hauled out my spring decor it snowed. But just arranging and rearranging the spring mantel, where a few weeks ago I had garland, made the family room feel lighter and brighter.
Spring accessories really lift the spirits this time of year. Especially in our family room where we have tile squares below the chunky mantel. It’s a bit dated and we would love to DIY the entire wall, but our kitchen remodel last fall tapped out the budget.
Borrowing from our Pinterest inspiration, I added pops of white and green stems. The bucket was from Michaels and I spray painted it white.
I loved the contrast of the green and white stems against the Hale Navy wall.
The oversized mirror was perfect against Deborah’s stone fireplace. I already have a very heavy metal clock so that is always my go-to anchor for the 9′ mantel.
And, kept my favorite Welcome Home sign. It is the first thing family and guests see when they walk into the family room. It is a staple on the mantel.
You may have noticed a few accessories were rearranged on the mantel. The 9′ mantel is a challenge so I mixed and match the height of the accessories. And, yes, at times during the week, it did look like a Homegoods shelf after a long weekend.
This mantel is evolving and I would like to something to fill in the middle of the mantel. It was much easier to decorate during other holidays like my fall mantel here. Any suggestions?
Thank you for stopping by and your comments and please visit Carol and her spring mantel here.