Sunday, November 25, 2012

Colorful Mantel is Complete!

A couple of weeks ago I posted (here) about my desire for a non-traditional, colorful Christmas mantel.

This weekend I had some time to work on it and I think it's complete, for the most part.  Since my previous post, I found these goodies to add...some from thrift stores and some from other stores.

So the idea was to spray paint all of the figurines an off-white color to balance out all of the color.

And here is the finished product.

And now for some close-ups and some details...

I strung these satin ornaments on some sheer cream ribbon.  I made three clusters to add some dimension.

I love how my three choraleirs turned out once they were spray painted.

One picture I didn't get was this ornament garland.  Aren't the colors perfect?  I found it 60% off at Michael's.  It adds just the right touch.

 Love those candlesticks.  You can read more about that re-do here.

Ok, so this tree isn't spray painted, but I love the sparkle it adds. I found it at Marshall's.

Spray paint?  What would I do without it?  Love ya, Frosty!

My village....that probably cost about $6.00 total.

 Oh Santa, I like you so much better painted.  It also holds a candle, if I so choose.

Ok, so for some other details.  I had the teal and sheer fabrics already. I bought a strand of frosted indoor white lights and wrapped the sheer material around them to add a soft glow.  

I'm in love...such a bright addition to the holidays and something I've never done before. 


  1. Adorable!!! What a beautiful mantel, great job!


  2. It looks terrific! Thanks for sharing...

  3. This is so cheerful and festive! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)

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