I realized last year as I decorated my home for spring, that I typically leave my spring decor up throughout the summer months and don’t redecorate again until the fall. We spend so much of our summer time outside and working on outdoor projects, that I’ve never felt a need to change up the decor inside for summer. With that in mind, I decided to decorate my mantel this spring in such a way that it will look fabulous all summer long. 🙂 Enjoy, friends!
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If you’re new to the blog, I’m sure you noticed I have a non-traditional, rounded corner fireplace. I’ll be honest, it was quite an unsightly spot when we purchased the house a few years ago (in fact, the realtor said it was the reason a lot of potential buyers didn’t buy the place!) but with a nice coat of white paint and a DIY wood mantel, it has been transformed into a beautiful focal point in our family room. 🙂
The blue, square mirror used to be pink (we spray painted it when we decorated my son’s nursery years ago) and was in my daughter’s room for quite a while. She recently started sharing a room with my son so I snagged this mirror for the mantel. Shopping my home is one of my favorite ways to redecorate without spending money!
This clear glass vase came from my Goodwill trip this week and I made the wood tassel garland.
I got the small white pitcher, the vintage books and this smaller clear blue glass vase all at thrift stores too. If you’re not sure how to find great home decor at thrift stores, click here to download my thrift store shopping cheat-sheet! You can print it, take it with you, and know exactly what you need, what to look at and what to buy! I also have this post about what decor is best bought from thrift stores. 🙂
So, what do you think? This mantel took me less than an hour to set up, and it will be a beautiful focal point for the next six months – awesome right?! Trust me, you can do this too, I’d encourage you to just give it a try. 🙂
I’d love to see how your spring mantels and decor end up looking, so please share them with me! You can email me, comment on this post, or even tag me (or #joyfulderivatives) in your social media posts.
Next week starts the One Room Challenge project where we’ll be transforming our dining room in just six short weeks, so stay tuned I’ll be sharing all of our plans with you next Wednesday! Happy Easter!