My Christmas Mantel….

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I’ve been working a few days on my Christmas (Faux) Mantel & I think it’s finally ready for its debut…..
The focal point of the mantel is an old antique window that I got this past weekend for just five buckaroos! The glass was broke in it, so I went ahead & busted the rest of it out. I think sometime after Christmas I will either replace the glass or put a mirror in it instead…we’ll see!
I sanded the window frame down, gave it a coat of primer & then a coat of blue paint followed by a couple coats of cream paint & then distressed it a bit to where the blue color would shine through a bit. Then I just made a wreath using greenery I already had on hand & added a few ornaments & a bow to tie it in with the stockings.
For those of you who have been following this blog for a while, you know that my mantel is actually just a shelf in my kitchen. Its not very deep, so space is limited for decorating! Once I placed my greenery on the shelf, it only left room for a few ornaments & a pine cone here & there….
I wanted stockings to hang from my shelf this year, so I had my mom whip these little cuties up for me!
If I have time I will post a tutorial in a few days….
She made the stockings & then together we made these jute bows & added the jingle bells for a little bit of added cuteness!
I just LOVE them!
My mom actually had the jingle bells on hand, so it worked out perfectly!
So that’s it!
Hope you like it!
I hope to share some more of my Christmas decor with you in the coming week!
Hope you all are enjoying the Christmas season!!!
Linking up here….
Christmas Mantel Party at Home Stories A to Z
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage
Delightfully Inspiring Thursday at Delightful Order
20 Below Thursday’s at Christina’s Adventures
Refresh Your Nest Friday at Making Lemonade
Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
Saturday Night Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Weekend Wrap-Up Party at Tatertots & Jello
Sunday Showcase Party at Under The Table & Dreaming
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  1. Oh my goodness, how lovely. I’m crazy about your color choices.

    Warmly, Michelle
    Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust

  2. Sheenah Coakley says:

    Did you ever post a tutorial of how you made these stockings?


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