Friday, June 22, 2012

My Summer Mantle

I'm linking up with The Shabby Next for Frugal Friday.
I've been on summer vacation since the end of May but I'm just now getting around to changing my mantle decor from Spring to Summer. And I was bound and determined to do it without spending a dime. 

I just reused the window and candles from my Spring mantle. The word Summer I already had from my class at The Little Blue House.

The apothecary jar is from my Spring mantle. I just replaced the eggs that were in there with seashells from our trip to a beach in South Carolina.  The starfish I had from Sophia's 2nd birthday (Nemo theme). 

I added the shutter to give a beach cottage feel. I already had it from a trip to Canton (a huge flea market for $1). I had the black spray paint left over from my Command Center project. The scrapbook paper I already had. The twine I already had. And the clothespins I already had. I spray painted them light blue (I already had the spray paint). And I just found a couple of pictures to throw up there.

It felt good to make myself just use what was on hand and not spend money.


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice use of the shutter. What a fun final product!
Tricia

Kristy @ Next to Heaven said...

It looks fantastic! I love the shutter! You have such an eye for detail and color!!

Vicki said...

The shutter is such a great idea! I love architectural details, but had never thought of this to give height . Stealing the idea:)

cheapcraftymama said...

That is adorable! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It and Win It Wednesday @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

the cape on the corner said...

looks great! i love the bunting, this makes me remember why i need to get some twine!

Jamielyn@iheartnaptime said...

Super cute! I love the bunting! Hope you're having a great weekend! XO

Jaimee @ Craft, Interrupted said...

Saw this on Tatertots&Jello. I love how you've used the window and shutter together like that! And the pennants and photos look fantastic. Good job putting that mantel together! Love it : )