Friday, March 4, 2011

Before and After (or Middle)

Jamie from the design blog kreyv offered two suggestions for my year-round mantle redo as part of her new [restyle] series.
images from natasha pangburn

I loved both of these ideas, but decided to go with the design on the right since I didn’t have to think too hard—I just have the clock instead of the mirror.

She showed you my BEFORE picture. It showcases the place where I park my junk and largely ignore it all--both the junk and the design!

Just so you know, I was completely embarrassed for anyone to see this, but I let it go for the sake of keeping it real!

I was determined to redo the mantle decorations quickly, but, in fact I didn’t get all of the way there. I think I did pretty well so far. I’d like to add some fabric to the center frame and maybe the large one instead of pictures since they are mostly covered by the other pictures. And, deciding what picture to put in the the small frame is a big deal (as if I can’t change it!?!) for me.

So, let’s just call this the MIDDLE picture and I hope to display the AFTER picture soon!

Am I on the right track? I tried to take my picture from the same angle as the design picture, but it didn’t work so well. But, I think I stayed pretty close to the design idea.

I’d love to know what you think. Any changes or other ideas?

Don’t forget to go to kreyv and enter for a chance to win your own mini consultation to restyle your space!


jamie @ [kreyv],  said... March 4, 2011 at 11:57 AM  

So far, so good! I would suggest hanging the clock on the wall to get some height. Can't wait to see the after!

Brittany,  said... March 4, 2011 at 12:08 PM  

Nice work! I love the fabric idea, too. We're moving into a house with no fireplace. I love my current one! Especially at Christmas time with stockings. Now where will we hang them with care?

SewRaggedyAnn,  said... March 4, 2011 at 2:08 PM  

I suggest putting the clock in one of those lovely bronze picture easels, giving it just a little more height, and allowing you to run a little greenery or something fun underneath it. Like a previous comment, I think you need some height, but I am thinking some vinyl wall words.
Just found your blog. Love it!

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