Happy Spring! I’m so excited for the coming sunshine and flowers… Springtime really lifts my spirit! I am working a lot more at the office these next few weeks (not to mention we’re trying to get our built-ins wrapped up so I can show them to you!) so these next few posts will be less DIY and more just sharing what I’m doing in my world of creative design. 😉 First up is our simple spring mantel I put together this last weekend! We didn’t have a mantel in our old house, so this is my first ever spring getting to decorate one. It’s fun to go through all the seasons and see what I come up with! Scroll to bottom to see how our mantel has changed over the last four seasons. 🙂
I knew going into the designing that I wanted a large, floral, pastel print as the main focal point. I forgot we owned such a print, and so set off as the typical DIY’er would and made my own. Here are the two I ended up making:
And while these did not end up on the mantel, I do love how they turned out so I have them placed on the peninsula counter in our kitchen for now. 🙂
Situations like this (I make or buy something and then realize we already own one, it’s just in a box) happen more often than I’d like to admit. Am I the only one or do you have decor you forgot you had?? At any rate, we had a beautiful floral print stored away and when I discovered it I was super pleased because it’s just what I was envisioning! Even better, it was purchased from a local artist at our annual Fall Festival and going to the festival has been a tradition of ours since my husband and I started dating. So not only is it stylish, but it’s sentimental too!
Here she be – my simple spring mantel:
I am realizing this may be your first view of our unique round fireplace! Isn’t it fabulous?! It was actually a deterrent for a lot of buyers that looked at the house before us because it was a dirty-looking, cream color and they had been using the room that it’s in as a dining room. When we moved in we gave it a nice, bright white coat of paint and a DIY wood mantel. We also made this our family room, so now it’s a beautiful feature and fits in nicely with the decor.
I love how the color of the print brings out the color in the cherry blossoms.
I got the floral throw pillows from one of my favorite small decor shops at the coast last year. You can’t tell from these photos, but they have some gold in them that makes them really classy! I think they may be my favorite pillows to-date…
The small white pitcher was a thrift store purchase and my mom made the decoupage eggs for me a few years ago. I love how elegant they are! I’ve actually sprinkled them throughout the house with my spring decor this year.
Isn’t that print stunning??
Just for fun, here are a few other shots of the spring decor around my house:
And, as promised, a look back at my mantel over the last four seasons… 🙂
Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my simple spring mantel! Click below to get my guide on how to decorate yours!
I hope you’re feeling inspired to try something new on your mantel this season. Please let me know if you have any questions!