I LOVE decorating mantels. While I don't care for my corner frustration in the living room; I have enjoyed the challenge in practicing design tricks. I have loved my family room mantel.
Here is my corner mantel in the living room:
Pictures of my kiddos and some touches of spring. All of the milk glass and white pottery was purchased at Goodwill for around $8. I cleaned it up and onto the mantel it went. The flowers and branches were used in my wedding almost 4 years ago and the basket was from a baby shower.
The Family Room Mantel:
This mantel was originally on a different wall, up way too high, and white (when we moved in). It was painted green when I decided that the family room would be my black and white room with apple green accents. I found the empty frame at a garage sale for a $1 and painted it black. The white chalkboard is the Lettered Cottage inspired one that I made here. You can't really tell, but I wrote the word "grace" in several languages. The pictures, shots from Europe, were taken by my sister in law. She has such a good eye! This mantel is a favorite of mine to decorate and gets switched up quite a bit!
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