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Simple Summer Mantel Using Found Items in Your Home

Simple Summer Mantel using found items in your home. The older I get the more I appreciate the idea of a simple life. I love finding joy in small things. As I have been decorating our new home I found things around the house that are meaningful and I made a little Summer mantlescape with them. In the new house there isn't much wall space, so I had the mirror from my living room at the … [Read more...]

Beachy/Vintage Mantel and Framed Brooches (tutorial)!

I finally got around to taking my Spring Mantel down. I loved it, but I wanted something new. I took the vintage door I used for my Spring Mantel and flipped it to the other side to decorate my Summer Mantel. Super easy!! And I am loving the {Styled By Tori} DIY jewelry line. I thought it would be fun to frame some of the beautiful brooches and hang them on my vintage door. I also wrapped some … [Read more...]

Summer Mantel:Take Two {adding reclaimed shutters}

  There was something missing from my "Beachy" mantel. I couldn't put my finger on it yesterday. Then last night as I was getting ready for bed I remembered some free shutters that I picked up by the side of the road on trash day a few months ago. Perfect!! You know how a flashbulb goes off in your mind? A fast, easy and free solution to my decorating dilemma!  Before So this morning I … [Read more...]

Summer Wreath and Mantel {tutorial}

Do you go through periods where you are super inspired to do projects and then other periods where you feel burned out and don't want to do anything?? I do. Yesterday I felt super inspired. And I am an impatient crafter. When the feeling strikes, I dig around and find whatever is in my cupboards to make a project. I was looking at my mantel and I really wanted to make it look  "Beachy" and … [Read more...]