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My new Spring Mantel




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I am so happy Spring is almost here!! I'm loving these warm days we are experiencing right now! Of course, I couldn't wait to begin changing things around my house for the approaching season!



Remember the branches I picked up some days ago? They were calling me! "literally", to bring them inside the house from the garage!

I gave them a lighter color by adding water to regular white paint to dilute the color.



But only branches were not enough to decorate the mantel! I found these frames at a thrift store, with the 50% off blue labels... under $5 not bad!





Checking how they would look after removing the previous owners art.....




After some sanding, priming and, spray painting!




They got a new life!



and here you have it, My new Mantel for the season!




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The black frame and letter G were bought at Michael's.



   Have a great day!




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19 comments :

  1. It is starting to look fresh and Springy at your house! xo Diana

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  2. Nice colors. I love the pop of red.

    Tranae

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  3. So gorgeous Cristina!! It looks like a page out of a magazine! :-)
    Vanessa

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  4. I love your spring mantel. The bright colors work so well together to give a very fresh, perky look that's not overdone!
    Mary Alice

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  5. Your Spring mantel is charming, Cristina! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! Your participation is apppreciated!

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  6. What a great pop of color...Love it...Beautiful...I invite you to visit my blog as well...Blessings Lori

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  7. so simple, but so beautiful :)

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  8. Aren't old frames the best? I use them often too - your mantel is very cute! I would love for you to come by and link it up to my party happening now! I would love to have you!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  9. Love it! Love your laundry room makeover too, getting ready to hit mine and you gave me some great ideas!

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  10. it looks lovely .... i need some ideas for my hallway?????

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  11. Very cute ideas! I am your newest follower!

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  12. So bright and cheerful! Visiting from Funky Junk & I'd love it if you'd share this at my Spring Mantel linkup, going on now @ the Delectable Home.
    http://delectablehome.blogspot.com/2012/02/spring-mantel-party.html

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  13. Beautiful and unique - great job! Thanks for linking up - please come back this week to link up again!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  14. Very nice! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  15. We really love your mantle and we featured it today on our blog! Thanks for the inspiration!

    http://www.realhousewivesofbuckscounty.com/2012/03/spring-things-spring-mantle-inspiration.html

    Monica and Jess

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  16. Wow! I love the way you framed the G and I love all the colors together. I was just trying to decide whether or not to keep my old collection of frames that I'm not using....after seeing how your transformed your frames, I am so inspired!!!

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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  17. Your spring mantel looks awesome. I love that aqua frame. Thanks for sharing at the Bunny Blog Hop.

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