Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Living Room Mantel Picture

Well, I’ve given up on finding the shutters I had hoped for to flank either side of this picture over the fireplace.  You might remember when I posted about it {here} popular opinion suggested something on either side.

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I thought shutters appropriate in size to the area would look good.  I’ve been looking for months and they are either too long, too short, or too wide.  While in Hobby Lobby the other day, I saw these pieces and thought “hmmm, maybe”.

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So I picked them up figuring if it didn’t work out, I could just return them.  Well, they are long enough and wide enough and I think they work! What do you think?

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The mantel has been decorated this way since after Valentine’s Day.  When I find a set up I like it usually stays that way. I imagine this will be like this for several months.

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Watch, next week I find the perfect shutters.

25 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Kathy- I really like the filigree look of it. Very pretty...kind of romantic really. It does fill the area nicely. Yep- You know for sure you will find the perfect shutters next week now!;>) xo Diana

Judy said...

That's how it works...of course you'll find the perfect shutters next week. It's very beautiful and I like the airy feel it gives to the mantel. The shutters might have felt too heavy.

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh Kathy, that looks so pretty. Really makes the fp a beautiful focal point. Good job girl!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Kathy, this is amazing! I just love the way the metal pieces frame the picture! I have always loved your picture too. Your mantel is gorgeous!

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty, Kathy! It looks complete now. I have such a hard time with my mantel...it's a mish mash of spring and who knows what!

XO,
Jane

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Kathy your mantel looks beautiful! Light and airy for the summer months. If you find shutters maybe you could use them in the winter months.

Debby said...

I may have the perfect thing for you. Interested. They are a shade of nice green, but you could paint them. Without measuring just guessing they are about 2 -2 1/2 feet tall. If you are interested I could send you a picture.

Gail said...

Oh Kathy, that's looks PERFECT and even if you find the shutters, I don't think I would change a thing! I love it!! Since being back, I'm trying to play catch-up with my favorite blogs. Enjoy your day, Gail

Melissa Miller said...

Kathy that looks simply eegant and gorgeous! I really love it. I would have never thought of that my talented friend. You are creative.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

great job Kathy.. Love how the fireplaces stands out in the room now.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

It does look very pretty!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Kathy, they look perfect!

I love the composition!

WELL DONE! (And if Hobby Lobby also a good frugal find as well!)

Double good stuff - love it!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

The perfect addition girl! I love it. This is such a pretty room!

And yes, if your luck is like mine, you will find the shutters next week....keep the receipts! lol

Lou Cinda

Kimberly Glesenkamp said...

Beautiful! I really love the idea of using the scroll irons to frame the art. It's really unique and elegant.

Karena said...

Kathy , the scroll work is very unique...watch though, you will probably find the shutters!

I hope you will Come and enter my amazing Cross Bottle Guy Giveaway!You will love it!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Great Kathy...you really filled up the space beautifully...one day when you least expect it, you will find your perfect shutters!...Happy Easter!

Okio B Designs said...

I think they look great! It gives it a whole new look. And yes, Murphy's law - you will find shutters. Always happens to me!

J

aarond said...

Kathy, I love what you did with the fireplace. The picture and the iron looks great together. I love all the black and white. I just joined your blog and hope you will join me to read all about Missouri Farm Life and much more.

Judy said...

You know Kathy, I think I might like it better without the top piece. To me, it seems to kind of "box" things in and lower the ceiling. I love the side pieces, they really compliment your art.

sissie said...

Hi Kathy,
I love the look of your mantel! The scrolly brackets are just perfect. It's all so pretty.

hugs
Sissie

Jodie said...

I love your wrought iron pieces. Maybe I could do something similar with my bird pictures in my powder bath. Your clock is beautiful. I miss the chime my mom's had. I used to listen for the sound to figure how much time I had to get to school when I was young.

Carolyn said...

I think they were a great find!

Hope you have a lovely Easter.

Carolyn

Michele said...

The scrollwork is very pretty, light and airy with a touch of elegance. I might like it better without the top piece. My first thought, before I saw your solution, was I'd take a bigger version of the topiaries you have there and move them over closer to the picture, where the picture frames are. I've learned with mantles it looks good if you try for design that makes a triangle pattern when you look at it. Found a good post on Pinterest about it with examples.

Donna said...

Love your blog....I am so sorry to ask, but how do I turn off word verification?

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