Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Simple, Rustic Mantle Art

I struggle so much with putting a mantle together because ours is so narrow., but when I found this crate for $1.00 a few weeks ago, I thought it might help me create the look I want.

I took a thrifted, oval frame and tossed the glass. I dry brushed white on it and sealed it with wax. Then I took a letter B that I had from my son's nursery and I sprayed it black. With the help of Gorilla Glue, I now have this on my mantle.


And here are the other items I recently picked up from yard sales and thrift shops!

I was drawn to this for some reason.

Coral for .25!!

Clock for $6.99

And the whole thing put together (I splurged on the ampersand at Target):


Linking up


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The Shabby Nest
Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

DIY Show Off Project Parade
Keeping It Simple

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia


Tammy said...

I love the crate! What a great idea to use that oval picture frame!

Heather @ The JUNKtion said...

I love the simplistic rusticness of it!! Great job!

Joselyn said...

Love it! Nice finds too.

Unknown said...

it has a nice simple clean look to it!

Anonymous said...

Love the crate/frame/initial creation! Can't wait to try it myself.....

MimiG said...

I love this! So creative!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Love what you did with the crate! I want one for my own, but with the letter Z. :) What a bargain on the cute clock, too!

Erika said...

All the elements put together look really nice, and I love the crate, very simple, plain colors and very elegant. Thank you for sharing.

Claire @ a little something in the meantime . . . said...

Gorgeous! We have a real stone fireplace so I always like looking at mantels that are stone instead of painted.

Everything looks so lovely together!

Do you have any pictures on your blog of your mantel/fireplace from farther away? I'd love to see the whole thing.

Unknown said...

I love it! Everything looks Fantastic, I love the framed "B". Great job!

bj said...

ahhh, this is REALLY a cute look. You did an awesome job.

I am following both your Linky Friends and Google friends. Come by to see me when you can.
xo bj
over from French Country Cottage.

Donna Wilkes said...

Came over from The Feathered Nest to see your mantel. You are the primitive princess - I love the rich texture of the pieces you chose!

Distressed Donna Down Home

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

the monogram is great! gotta love gorilla glue. :)

nice job on the mantel

Candy said...

I love rustic. Looks great.

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Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

What a great mantel! I love the rustic look and that crate was a great find! Happy to be new GFC follower. Saw you at Savvy Southern Style.

chateau chic said...

I love your creativity on your mantel.
Mary Alice

Ranchgirl said...

I love this!! Thanks for Sharing!!

foreverdecorating said...

I love this look but just for kicks, group them all together closer in the middle and add some books under the clock for lift...it looks great but will be awesome done this other way!

Unknown said...

I love this look! Great job! And what a steal of a deal to get the crate for $1!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Now I wish I had a mantel that I could adorn with my very own B in a box ...




Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Great repurposed artwork! I also have a narrow mantel, so I know how hard it is to accessorize. In fact, I have nothing but an old clock on it right now. Shame on me! I love your idea.

Pam said...

Nice...looks great.