Sunday, January 20, 2013

New Mantel

This was our kitchen at Christmas in 2011.  See, we have no mantel and did you notice that we do not have the same table and chairs?

We added the mantel over the summer and I have had so much fun decorating it for the holidays.  I loved the mirror and was completely happy until I said goodbye to Mike one morning as he went off to work.  I turned around to walk back inside from the garage and saw a buffet I had purchased a long time ago.  It  needed some work and I just hadn't felt like working on it until now!   As soon as I looked at it, it dawned on me on what I was going to do with it!

Here is the photo I saw online before I bought it.  I just knew she could really be beautiful once I got my hands on her!  I thought some paint and appliques would really make a difference.

Just look at the detail....oh how I fell in love with it!  See how the detail there on the bottom middle/left is missing?

This is what I was thinking...when I found this photo, I knew it was meant!

So I did a little bit of sweet talking to the Mister and he said we could do it....YAY!!!

Then I began to paint...

Oh how my heart flutters when I see my vision coming into view.  
I couldn't paint fast enough!

And here she is all finished!  See the piece that was missing?  Well, I had to replicate the piece to match the other side, so it's still drying.  That's why it looks so white.  Once it dries, I'll paint it and no one will know the difference.

Now I am one happy is perfect!

But what do I do with that huge mirror we took down?


  1. As always your home and your decorating skills never fail to amaze me. You should be very proud of your accomplishments. I always enjoy the photos showing your beautiful home. The mantle looks great.

  2. That looks amazing--just love it! So where is the big mirror going to go? :)

  3. This is gorgeous! It fits perfectly, like it was meant tobe! Wonderful job! Hugs, Leena

  4. That turned out to be perfect! What a great vision you had. It's so beautiful. I love love the softness of your kitchen. So pretty!!!

  5. OMG, this looks so beautiful! You did a fantastic job and your mantle looks as though it has been there for years.
    I'm sure that gorgeous mirror will find another spot in your pretty home.


  6. Beautiful! Just beautiful!!! As far as that gorgeous mirror, if you can't figure out a place you want it, I can think of a few places in my home it would look perfect in, lol!

  7. Very Pretty! As always.

    Blessings to you,
    Amy JO

  8. How Gorgeous Melanie!! Beautiful job, as always :) I'm sure you will find a new place to display that gorgeous mirror :)

    Warmest, Brenda

  9. By this time, you would think that I wouldn't be surprised. Wrong! I was still processing your description of plans for the old chest when...WHAM! finished it. The new mantel looks like it was made for that space. It just needed your vision to find its way home.

  10. It looks beautiful, Melanie! What a perfect addition to your mantel. It makes quite the focal point in this room.

  11. It is a perfect marriage of the 2 pieces Melanie. Very beautiful indeed.
    Cheers, Gee

  12. Melanie,
    This is awesome. What great vision. This is really beautiful. Great job.

  13. Its even more beautiful in these pictures!!! I absolutely love it. You have amazing talent!!!

  14. You better find something to do with that mirror because it's beautiful and needs a home too!

  15. Beautiful. It's all so peaceful and calm. You've done a terrific job. Love it all!! N.

  16. Hi Melanie,
    What a vision! Your overmantle is gorgeous!! You dining room is delightful!!! So we have sister Chandeliers!!! Fun!

  17. Just over from TIMEWASHED and I adore your white home! That new piece is gorgeous, chunky white deliciousness. I too am GOING WHITE and have been blogging about that process if you're interested and created a new blog devoted to just Whites.... Am following.

  18. Oh how beautiful! Absolutely love it. Found you through Timewashed and am now following. Can't wait to see your other projects. Come on over sometime and visit!

  19. This is truly amazing!! You did a beautiful job on this, just love it!

  20. Holy Bananas You Are TALENTED lady. LOVE the new over mantel. That is simply divine!!!!!!!!!


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