We are patiently waiting for spring to come on the North-East. This winter was mind enough but the sunshine and warmth are missed very much. What can better shout spring than Spring mantel decor?
My mantel is sort of my artistic expression. I call it my art installation and love to see the transformation it goes through different seasons.
It all started in September 2019 when our TV broke down and we decided to make a book wall on top of the fireplace.
Since spring is around the corner I wanted to brighten up space by using crispy white and leafy green colors.
I have a couple of ideas to spice it up for Easter, so stay tuned, but for now, let me show you my Spring mantel decor.
White pitchers and white vases can get pricy. I love how they look together. And as always, I'm a believer that beautiful decor can be recycled, repurposed, and shouldn't be expensive.
I found a bunch of vases and pitchers in our local Goodwill for $1-3 each.
When I brought them home my husband rolled his eyes telling me he hopes it's not the final look Ahah bare with me, of course, it wasn't.
I believe that paint can transform anything, even outdated vases. (I'm sorry, flower lovers).
I also got this blue spray paint to experiment with.
Tips on how to spray paint your vases:
- Wash your vases thoroughly to remove all stickers and dust.
- Choose a not-windy day. Yep, I couldn't wait till the next day and completely ignored that rule. Well, in the end, I had to redo it again since the wind brought so much dust that got stuck in the paint.
- Use spray paint as directed. Don't use too much and don't come too close since if there too much paint it can start sliding down creating drops of excess paint.
- Let it dry. I know it's tempting to touch them but if you avoid it, it's better for the final product.
- Enjoy your crispy white vases on the budget.
To be honest, I expected this project to be more difficult. Turns out it's so easy, anyone can do it and it looks great as part of a spring mantel decor
How to style mantel for spring
While searching for inspiration on how to place objects on the mantel, I came across this wonderful article from the School of Decorationg where Jackie describes how to style mantel in 4 ways. Super helpful and insightful if you need to educate yourself on the subject.
Spring mantel decor calls for fresh bright colors. White, light blue, green, yellow are great candidates for the job. I love minimalism and decided to go with just a few colors - white, leafy green, and yellow to brighten up space. Yellow is my favorite color. If I could, I'd place it everywhere around the room. It just makes me so happy 😉
The board on the left is not my favorite, but that was the only one I had on hand. Ideally, I'd put there some old signs or some farmhouse decor. There is an outlet right behind it and I have to cover it every time. It's a bit inconvenient but I feel that the tall piece on the left breaks the symmetry and adds some personality to the overall look of the mantel.
>>>>>>>PIN FOR LATER
To make that centerpiece on the bottom we collected a few branches from outside. We weaved it together, using floral wire. It was kind of a similar process to make a Wreath, just don't go into the circle and leave it in a line. Don't try to make the line perfect. I think the wavier it is, the more character there is.
Overall it took me a few hours to complete this project and I spend $10 on vases, $10 on flowers from Trader Joe's and the rest is for free.
Are you decorating your house for spring?
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