Bring on summer...mantles

Posted by Christina // 9 Replies

I love decorating our mantle for the holidays and seasons, mainly because it’s small enough to not feel overwhelmed but in a spot that makes the whole house feel festive.  In other words, it’s my lazy way of decking the halls.

Thanks to Danielle’s Craft with What Ya Got Challenge, I was challenged and inspired to make lots of bright DIY’s with the help of paint chips and this tutorial.

Now my mantel looks like our own little lemonade stand!  My favorite is the little quote that says, “If life hands you lemons make lemonade, if that doesn’t work add vodka”.  I think I will make that my summer mantra. a sweet summer mantle little mantle details paint chip projects dont mind the shadows Just like every time I do a mantle post I have to apologize for our crazy fish tank lighting and awesome shadows.  One day my photography skills will be good enough to compensate, I promise.

Have you been doing any summer decorating?
Have you made any fun paint chip crafts?
Want some tasty lemonade?  With vodka?

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Written by Christina and Tim

9 thoughts on “Bring on summer…mantles

    1. Christina Post author

      Hahaha he was SOOOO paranoid about taking the paint chips (and I only took 8) that he was pacing around Lowes! Then when I got done and told him I wanted to make 20 more he really freaked out. I think I will be going on my own haha…sometimes I do feel really bad about grabbing a huge stack though, so maybe I will buy a nailgun or paint sprayer or something to offset 🙂

      1. Janelle

        Tim has a conscience… what’s up with that?!? Just kidding 😉 I always feel bad too but I think I pay them back when I get a bazillion $3 samples because I just. can’t. decide. on a color!

  1. framedfrosting

    I am in LOVE with your sunshine banner!! Are those the square paint chips from Behr? Yet another week that you totally owned the craft supplies 😉

    1. Christina Post author

      YAYYYY!!!! So hapy to see that you were able to comment. I’m for real stressed about the glitches we’ve been having 🙂

      They are the Olympic paint chips, but I am sure Behr would work too. Just not the ones with the little squares cut out (from experience those dont work hahaha). Thanks I am BEYOND excited for next week!!! Thank you so much for hosting this awesome link up!

    1. Christina Post author

      No, I actually just printed out the letters on paper and used them as stencils. I can’t believe I didn’t think to use my Silhouette!!!!

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