Showing posts with label cow print. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cow print. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A Late- Spring Mantel


I had so much fun with this mantel last spring and I thought I'd share again this spring. That cow print is still one of my absolute favorites! 

You are sure to notice that there's a lot of green on this mantel. That's no coincidence. It was a mighty loooong winter and I was in a mighty desperate state to bring the green inside. You might notice that I used one of my "renter's decorating tricks" to lighten up the rock surround of our fireplace. I made an "old barn door" and painted it white, then distressed it to give it that worn, aged look.  It provides a brighter, lighter backdrop for the otherwise dark and dreary mantel. I had been pining over this cow print as it was showing up all around the blogosphere. Something about that cow just spoke volumes to me. When I looked at it, I just felt my spirits sore and I felt surrounded by that green pasture. I had to have her.




{Check out Meg's Shop to pick up your crazy, wonderful Cow Print}


Then the "Hey Y'all" print. Again, that green, such a color of renewal,and it expressed the feeling of hospitality that I want to have around this home of ours.




Hey Y'all print from Stephanie Creekmur's shop


 All the other stuff up there, just seemed to fit the vibe I had going on. The deer antlers just belonged up there with "Miss Cow", and the banners, well you just gotta have banners. I love making them and using them whenever I can. My favorite chicken, he just moves all around all seasons because I just love his chippiness {did I just make up that word?} and he really seemed to fit in up there too.






 Some of my favorite candlesticks added a little shine, and then I called it a day! Even if you don't happen to have an actual mantel to decorate, give a shelf new life with a fun and colorful redo. And there you have it. Enjoy your Tuesday everyone and bring some of that spring inside!

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