Summer Mantel


Lately I have been so busy that I have pretty much ignored my own home.  I have been doing projects for the shop, some projects for the blog, and trying to get through the end of the school year recitals, parties, graduations, and more.  Well, last week, I decided it was time to focus on my own home for a few days.  First I got the laundry caught up and actually put it away.  Then, I painted this dresser with homemade chalk paint.  Finally, I decided to give my mantel an update!  I started by hanging a metal basket full of geraniums…I love the huge pop of color on the simple white frame!


I made this really cute chalkboard banner to hang across the mantel.  I had bought some adorable wooden premade banner pieces from Pick Your Plum last month and spray painted them with chalkboard paint.  Isn’t it just adorable?  And…I can change it anytime I want! 


I took this glass vase that I found at Marshall’s and filled it with a little sand, some shells from last year’s vacation, and a candle.


My mom gave me these adorable glass bottles that were used in a lab.  I love sticking different plants in them for a little pop of color!


I broke out one of my julep cups and plopped a handful of mint in it…what else would you put in a julep cup?  Then, I added some shells and sand to my trifle dish.  You know I had to sneak my gold boots in there!


Doesn’t it just scream Summer?  Literally?


I love that Summer is just around the corner…I cannot wait to spend days at the pool and evenings on our patio!

Linking to these fabulous parties:

http://brassyapple.blogspot.com/http://www.bystephanielynn.com/
http://craftomaniac.blogspot.com/http://howtonestforless.com
www.homestoriesatoz.com http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com
http://www.notjustahousewife.net http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com
http://debbiedoescreations.com/ www.tipjunkie.com
http://organizeyourstuffnow.com http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com
www.lilluna.com http://mygirlishwhims.com www.52mantels.com
http://blah2beautiful.blogspot.com http://atthepicketfence.com http://redouxinteriors.com
www.craftionary.net www.gritsandgiggles.blogspot.com http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com
www.504main.com http://thirtyhandmadedays.com http://ourdiydiaries.com
http://fivedaysfiveways.com oneartmama.blogspot.com www.addictedtodecorating.com
http://simplyklassichome.com http://jill-createcraftlove.blogspot.com http://www.positivelysplendid.com http://www.itsoverflowing.com http://too-much-time.com
www.familyeverafterblog.com http://lollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com

Due to having some of my content and posts stolen by no good lazy people who don’t do their own projects, I am sorry to have to truncate (shorten) my feeds. Please don’t hold it against me, and continue reading, because I do love you and want to share my tutorials with you ;)

Love,

Jessica

Jessica
I’m Jessica, a mom on a mission to show other women that you can live well without breaking the bank. I like to share the thrifty, creative ways that I make changes in my home in the hopes that it will spark the creativity in someone else! I love to share DIY projects, crafts, simple recipes and cleaning tips too!
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  1. 2

    says

    Jess – It really does Scream Summer! You are too cute! Love the touches of natural sand with green pants, love that banner! and of course you KNOW i LOVE those Gold Boots! :) Nice mantel Cutie!!

  2. 3

    says

    Love your summer mantle Jess! Love those lab bottle vases too! You’ve got me inspired to get my butt in gear and change my mantle too! Heather :)

  3. 4

    says

    What a cute idea! I love this for summer! I am with you on the pool!

    blessings,
    karianne

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