Friday, January 17, 2014

WINTER MANTLE


First of all, I am SO excited to be at 6th Street Design School today sharing my home tour!  I feel completely out of place among the amazingly talented designers she's featured in the past.  Are you familiar with Kirsten's blog?  She is a super sweet highly talented designer, and I know I've shown you this photo of her living room several times as inspiration for my bedroom drapery.  I've got the fabric ready and waiting!

6th Street Design School

If you're visiting from 6th Street, Welcome!  I'm so glad you're here and hope you enjoy looking around.

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After the Christmas decorations came down and I lived with few accessories out for a few weeks, I'm slowly adding things back in.

When I thought about how I wanted to put the mantle back together, I felt like I needed to switch out the lamps that I've had on there forever.  I wanted something taller, and knew that a tall thin buffet lamp was probably what I needed.  So, I spent most of a morning this week stopping into 3-4 stores looking for a new pair.  I came up empty handed.

Then, I remembered that I had some lamps that have been out of my rotation for a while and I shopped the house!  I brought the striped shade lamps in to try, and they worked!


I might still keep an eye out for something different, but these are working for now.  Also, after having the gigantic silver tray wreath up for Christmas, my peacock mirror seems a little small.  I might consider something bigger if I come across a great deal, but I don't know that I could give this one up!


I wanted to keep the mantle very simple, so I added my new "Hold Your Horses" print, a bust that I found at Ross and sprayed gold, and a succulent.


I bought the print during the Black Friday sale, along with the "Hey Y'all".  Of course, I had to have a splash of green on the mantle so I sprayed the frame with Rustoleum's Meadow Green.  And isn't that girl rocking the Amelia necklace from Wrist Soiree?  One of my favorite Christmas gifts!


Speaking of the frames, if you follow me on Instagram, you saw the back of my vehicle loaded down with frames a few days ago.  Michaels has a great group on clearance: $4 for the 8x10, $6 for the 11x14, and $8 for the 16x20.  They already have a nice white mat too!


On my last trip to Ikea a few weeks ago, I considered buying several Ribba frames for a gallery wall I want to do in my bedroom, but even at Ikea that would have added up quickly.  So thankful that I came across these others that are very similar, but way less than half the price!

So the lessons for today:  Shop your house, get friendly with spray paint, and be patient for good deals!  :)

Tonight we're celebrating my boy who turned 13 last weekend and heading to my girl's first basketball game tomorrow.  Here's a sneak peek of what's coming next week...my first project of 2014!


For some great weekend reading, don't forget to go visit Kirsten at 6th Street Design School!  Have a good one, friends!

Linking up with: Primitive and Proper

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16 comments:

  1. Your lamps look great on the mantel and it's always a bonus when you find something from shopping your own house! Thanks for the tip on the Michael's frames - I'm in need of a few so will see if mine have them on clearance too!

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  2. I was so excited to see you on 6th Street Design School Jennifer!!!! Your first project of the year looks fab - can't wait to see!

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  3. I saw your feature at 6th Street! So cool and you absolutely belong! Thanks for the tip on the Michaels frames!

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  4. Congrats on your feature! That's so great Jennifer :) xo Kristin

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  5. Congrats on the features, I'm so happy for you! It is well deserved. :)

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  6. Congrats on the feature. Love Kirsten's blog.
    Love those lamps too. So good!

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  7. Congrats re: being featured! I LOVE those black & white lamps ~ totally forgotten about them. They look great with your other treasures. The polka dots have my heart racing ~ can't wait to see what you're doing! :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    xo
    Pat

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  8. way to go on the feature!!!! i love that blog as you know! :)
    your mantle looks awesome- love the print, especially since it is the year of the horse!

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  9. Stunning, like usual! And you TOTALLY deserve that feature...what an amazing opportunity! Congrats! :)

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  10. Yay!!!! Loved seeing you over at Kirsten's, and that's completely silly that you don't belong!!! Of course we're on the same wave length again - wait till you see my kitchen barstool fabric! Not exact, but similar!! Happy weekend, friend!

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  11. Love the mantle. And that black fabric - oh my gorgeous!!

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  12. Love the lamps and LOVE that mirror Jennifer!! Your mantel looks beautiful!

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  13. Congratulations on the feature, Jennifer!!! Amazing! And you are crazy if you don't feel like you fit right in…you are so talented!!!

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  14. The mantle looks awesome and your house totally deserves a home tour! It's always been one of my favorites!

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  15. Congrats on the feature! Love your mantle too! Can't wait to see your project you've been working on!

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