Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Even Better Mantel

In Monday’s post about my mantel, I took you through the accessorizing process, and then in another post showed which one I chose and why.

This is the one I kept

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But this is the one my commenters liked the best (well, maybe not the whole thing, but they like the branches):

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Based on that consensus, I got back to work.  This is what I have now:

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I like it best of all!  (Yes, we still have a bare lightbulb in this room.  I don’t even notice it anymore, although I do intend to do something about it.  Eventually.)  There is a reason that the left side is visually heavier than the right side, which I explained in that second post {here}.

I plan to spray-paint the A a more true white since it looks yellow compared to all the other elements.

So, what say you now?  I don’t plan on changing it again, so at least pretend you like it (jk).

{I’m linking this to Nester’s Fall Mantel party; even though I wasn’t specifically thinking fall when I did this, I think it has a rustic, earthy, understated fall feel.

If you are visiting from the party, I have several giveaways going on this week that you are welcome to enter.}

17 comments:

Nic said...

Love the new one. I think it looks perfect! Much better!!! The other seemed to empty and unfinished!!!

Mary Joy said...

Oh I do love it!!!! How nice! Soooo....what did you end up doing with your new family picture...or did I miss that...

By the way I love the branches too!!! Missing having a mantel right now...

Salsa Mama said...

I do like the new one better! And, I don't know if I would even paint the "A". There is so much white the yellow color is a nice variation up there. I'm sure it will be great either way. :)

BabiesandBargains said...

o wow I love it! very warm and fall

Shug said...

Hey Holly, I love it....and I'm not just saying that....Doesn't it make you feel so good to have a completely different look from time to time? I know you will be pleased..

Looks Great

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Love love love!! I actually think it was really a cool idea to have your readers choose for you. :)

Shannon @ Quarry Orchard said...

I love it!! It looks great :)

Melissa said...

Your right this one is even better.

cindy @ ::cottage instincts:: said...

Perfection. :)

Anna said...

very nice, I love that mirror

southerninspiration said...

vedy, vedy, NICE!! I like the branches!
Suzanne

Mary Joy said...

I forgot to ask you...where did you find the letter A? I would love to find a large "P" for a wall in our living room. Thanks!!

FrouFrouBritches said...

I love it, especially the A. It looks great! Still love those branches!

Tricia said...

I love, love, love it! Oh, and I can totally relate to the bare bulb. ;)

Country Dreaming said...

Looks good but...I still like the red books dor a small pop of color.

Melinda

Margitta said...

Love it!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

great mantle, beautiful blog
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