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.