Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Midas Touch on Our Mantel

A recent decision to steal the old white ladder from above our mantel and use it in the kitchen (for a recent update) made it necessary to re-do my last fall one with...

A Midas Touch!

I love our new, soft green wall color with this Paris print that I upscaled a while ago.

The print once looked like this.....
then I added white, paint marker to overlay the words and hot glued on the button glam.

This look had been around since early September and was getting really old for me.

This was where the ladder was that I just moved to our bay window in the kitchen.

This is the new full view.

Last week I saw some beautiful, gold painted, bottles by Jennifer Rizzo.
I was so inspired that I made a few of my own.

Gold, craft paint, simply brushed on and aged with the touch of a steel wool pad......
voila the Midas Touch with glam!

A cast iron clock sits on top my grandfather's bible from his many years of ministry.

There are frames and candlesticks in white and gold and crystal glam with painted pine cones and acorns in the mix.

My antique, cast iron, bank is such a treasure from my honey a long time ago!

This is my grandmother's old chair that recently got a new coat of paint and a bit of distressing...

with a glammed up burlap pillow that I posted about some time ago.

A little vignette sits on top of an ugly black speaker that looks so much better with a little help of some layers of burlap, embroidered cotton and vintage lace and tied with jute and twine!

"Grandma Bea's" old, gold Victorian, mirror reflects the mantel so beautifully...I know she would be proud!

For a peek @ my beloved Grandma Bea her post is here.

Tell me what you think of my new mantel accent. It's a vinyl applique.....well, not really!
It's a little photo shop flourish that I added from "pic monkey."

 Since our mantel is such a bright white and my beautiful washstand and mirror, over our couch, are black the mantel side always needs a touch of it to balance out the room. 

 Ughh, how wish we could get rid of that fan.....we never use it!

 I'm thinking of ordering one....would you?

 Love, Hugs and Kisses,
and Gucci, too!

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Donna Wilkes said...

Love the Midas Touch you have added. Very striking mantel. If you have the time please come over to link this with Make It Monday - up and running now until Wednesday.

Etcetorize said...

Lovely! The gold is the perfect accent in your room with all those warm colours. Thanks so much for sharing at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I love it all. I especially love the bling you've added as accents on your accessories. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

Tea in the Library said...

Visiting from RTL Nice job on bling-ing up the accents. I have learned to be philosophic about ceiling fans. It does it's job. We live in homes not magazine spreads.

The Charm of Home said...

Very pretty! I am loving the gold accents I have been seeing this fall! Thanks for sharing!

Debbiedoos said...

So cozy JP!! You do have the midas touch:) Come to mine next please.