The other day when I was having a "Mantel Breakdown", you guys really came to my rescue
**Isabella & Max Rooms said...
It is a great start. What is needs is something vertical, a mirror or something festive propped up on the mantel. And then maybe a bit of interest on each stocking. You could cut the names out of felt, or snowflakes or an ornamament design, something to give them a bit more interest.
If I were you I wouldn't start over, that is for certain!! Janell
**Symone's Mommy said...
I like where you're going. Now something simple with the wall. A simple wreath maybe.
I have started mine, and hope to finish tomorrow. I like yours, don't change it. I agree with Janell, I think it's just missing something above the mantel, and you'll be good to go!
Your on the right track, I think it needs more height? I finished mine... so glad I did... have fun, can't wait to see it finished.
Looks great, I agree with something going vertical though. Candlesticks, mirror, picture...
Ya know I just noticed we have the same marble for our fireplaces.
I even got this comment from...well you know who!
Mother of Vein of Galen Survivor said...
OK! I'm here the voice of reason. I like it, but it looks like something I could actually do, therefore! STOP THE PRESS! I'm an amateur and your a professional, your my INSPIRER! You are the ENCOURAGER! Have you been to RITE AID! Take 2 bufferin, a glass of white or red wine, a steaming hot bath,and "make-out" with some Holiday Decor magazine! And get your SWAGGER back! NOW!
P.S. Packet all that up, so I can come get it and use in my house!
Okay so I got to thinking. I found an old mirror that my mom gave me a while back and I propped it up there
And NO....It's not working for me
So I started thinking more and I came up with a DIY project that included these items
Which lead to this
I think my main problem is the wall color. In every picture it looks peach. I'll have to change that soon. I'll show you the steps to make this project on my next post. What do you think? Is that not the vertical you were talking about?!
Oh and I finally have the boys Christmas tree up and decorated (well they decorated it). I changed my mind with the traditional theme and wen with this
The boys had so much fun decorating this tree! The downside is, I may have to put an alarm on it so the "ornaments" don't dissappear!!!