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Spring Fireplace Mantel before and after

Thursday, March 7, 2013

I have been not loving my fireplace mantle decor until my sweet daughter, Madeline and I painted out my dark clock white..it just made a huge difference see before picture. Then Madeline created this mantlescape using Costco flowers. LOOOVE IT!
Here is the before of my dark clock...drab drab drab...I love light and bright colors so it was really bothering me.
We painted it white and roughed it up a bit in certain places to get a worn beachy look. It actually is a bit too white..almost a blue white (you can't really tell in the pics) I am planning on making it a little warmer. Don't you love how she arranged these flowers.

We bought two bouquets..One bouquet of orange tulips and the other a large green and white floral bouquet and then she separated out the green and white into four...actually five different bouquets. The fifth bouquet we are using a centerpiece on my kitchen table (not shown) Is this a way to get more bang for your buck or what!!!

This small bouquet is so pretty and delicate.

I love all the greenery Costco uses in their bouquets...unique leaves, long skinny stems with some sort of fluff of green on top.

These tulips have got to be one of my all time favs!
My little love birds were able to get in on all the action too....just a little something extra to bring in that spring feeling.

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8 Responses to “Spring Fireplace Mantel before and after”

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Very pretty :-) Big difference a bit of white paint can do, huh?
Looks wonderful.
Cheers, Gee

Cindy Ritchie said...

I love the clock all white, especially with all the pretty flowers on the mantel. I adore tulips! I saw them at Costco and almost picked some up too...

The "Home Girl" said...

This mantle looks great! I agree, the white on the clock just brightens everything up so nicely and those tulips are so gorgeous!

I hope you will come link this post on my first ever Link Party, the "FESTIVE FRIDAY FIESTA"! It's open now through Sunday at noon ET.

Here's the link if you'd like to post it! Sure would love to see you there!

http://the-home-girl-blog.blogspot.com/2013/03/welcome-to-very-first-festive-friday.html

Have a great evening! Thanks for sharing this! =D

Cynthia said...

Love, love the painted clock. Huge difference.

Cynthia

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The mantel looks gorgeous, such beautiful flowers. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Alycia Nichols said...

Kudos to Madeline!!! Way to go! I just love flowers from Costco in the Spring! They have such a big variety of tulip colors!!! Madeline did a wonderful job of arranging the different blooms! And the clock...what a difference!!!!!!!!! I mean a HUGE difference!!! Have a great weekend!

Lisa said...

Fresh flowers plus white will always be a winner! You have done a beautiful job of making spring on your mantel! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven.
xo,
Lisa

Danielle said...

This looks so gorgeous! I love the white distressed clock. Amazing what paint can do. The flowers are so lovely too. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays.