Friday, 15 May 2009

Weird Fireplace Shelf Decorated - Finally!

I have finally decorated my mantle-thing above the fireplace. What do you think? What can be tweaked? Since these pictures were taken a couple of days ago, I have put my little wooden letters into the cake plate/cloche, and spelled out "family" in front of it. The silver-framed mirror is the one I bought for 99 cents a couple of weeks ago. I can't decide whether to paint the frame black or white. I think I need to paint the chalkboard frame too. See this post for before pictures! I bought this cast brass door-knocker when I was in England in 2001 for a mission trip. It came from a little architectural salvage place called ARC in a town called Hoddesdon, and cost me 10 pounds (was about $22 Canadian at the time). It has been stored in a bin ever since, waiting for the day when I find a door worthy of its charm. I finally decided to take it out of the box and use it, even though I don't want to put it on this particular door (waiting for my forever house for that). So I drilled a hole in the wall and screwed the 2-inch bolt into a convenient stud. Edited to add a link to this weeks Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.

6 comments:

  1. Guess what Jo - I think you did a GREAT job! A mantle is normally the focal point of a room, so getting the decor right is key. I think I would paint BOTH frames black and you're good to go. Black looks great against a yellow wall. Kim

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  2. It looks great! I love what you did. I really looks great! Jen

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  3. I think you did a wonderful job! I wouldn't have known what to do with it since it's such an unusual shape! But it looks great and love the door knocker!

    Manuela

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  4. I especially love the home sign in the fancy frame! How creative!

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  5. I think it looks great. You have a nice balance of different sized things.

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  6. Jo...your shelf turned out great! I remember when you did the before post...it's a tricky space but I love what you've done with it! The door knocker is awesome! I love where you used it...now you can enjoy it everyday until that special door/house comes along!
    :-) Susan

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