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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Christmas Faux Fireplace Mantel!





I have been having so much fun decorating this year for Christmas! But decorating a mantel is a challenge for me! So after the second time, I was satisfied. As you can see the old window on the left side probably took longer than anything. After a lot of cleaning I painted the wood a bright gold and the quote on the window was just the stick on kind. Love those things! I have them on other old windows in my house. The garland was way to long, so I just doubled it and then filled in with the ornaments and bows. I have a small uplight to shine on the wreath, there just wasn't enough light at night. The fireplace surround was in pieces when I bought it, hubby put it all back together and in order for it to look natural. I used thumb tacks to attach black fabric on the wall behind the electric logs, black fabric was also used on the floor. The logs sounds like fire popping and it so real, I have actually seen people back up to it to get warm. lol. I have tried to make it as realistic as possible. I hope you enjoy decorating and have as much fun as I do. Be sure and check out Metamorphosis Monday over at Between Naps on the Porch. You will be inspired. Thank you for stopping by! Blessings to you!


10 comments:

Beth @ Wiccan Make Some Too said...

Beautiful! It does look so warm & inviting.

Mary said...

Beautiful Colors.

So lovely!

Sandra said...

It looks beautiful! I love the colors you chose. :)
Blessings,
Sandra

Just a dreamer said...

Smashing job! Absolutely beautiful!

Pattie said...

Love your mantel! Love the colors you chose.
Have a beautiful Thanksgiving!
Pattie @ On Hollyhock Farm

Pam@PassionPuffs.com said...

Beautiful mantle. I love the ribbon running through it.

kathy w said...

I absolutely love the grapes you added to your mantel, it gives everything a wonderful homey feeling. Great job!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I love your mantle. It all looks so beautiful. Every time I see something in blog land, I want to go and re-do mine. I love getting to look at everything and get ideas. Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for stopping by my place earlier. Teresa

Sharing Shadymont said...

Shirley,

You did a fabulous job with your mantle. It looks so "rich". Enjoy your holidays!

Blessings,
Kathy

Debbie said...

Shirley your mantel looks stunning. I am challenged this year and yours really inspired me. Nice to meet a new creative blogging friend.