I usually hate my mantel, but for Halloween I was pretty happy with it.
I really liked all of the elements and the balance the large Raven artwork helped to create for the champagne bucket full of black sticks. Obviously I can’t leave the Raven up there, so I will need to find something else to fill that spot, but I knew that spray paint could fix those sticks.
These are the same sticks, still wedged in the same foam in the same champagne bucket. I didn’t remove the sticks to paint them, instead I took the whole thing outside.
I put the champagne bucket into a plastic grocery bag and secured the top to protect it from the spray paint. I used Krylon’s metallic in Caramel Latte and sprayed right over the black sticks. When dry, I hot glued a few fabric leaves here and there on the sticks.
Now to finish the other side of the mantel.
(And to put away the rest of the Halloween stuff. There’s a lot to put away.)
Becca @ R We There Yet Mom? says
Man, that’s quick!!
I love your family picture in the mountains – a cabin??? How fun!! I want to hear more about that.
Happy Friday! Thanks for linking up!
Love the shutters! Great idea. I am also a spray paint guru. You are SO on top of things!
Heidi @ Decor & More says
That spray paint color has been my “go-to” lately– loving the transformation! Thankful for my kids and our crazy busy wonderful life, but wishing for a few days of peace and quiet too. 🙂 I imagine I’m not alone!
At The Picket Fence says
Love how you changed it up Viv! And I’m with you on the blessing and privilege of being a stay-at-home mom..even though most of the time I don’t feel like I’m home a whole lot. LOL!
Awww, such a sweet post. After the sticks. 🙂 I love that color!
Relaxing family time is the best part of vacation!
Jessica @ Nuchey's Mommy says
Mantle looks great and I love the shutter look….I gotta give that a try!
Gigi Baby says
Guess what just found out we having thanksgiving at my house this year so I will def be stalking your blogs for ideas lol thanks for the first one!
Loves and likes ya <3
Impulsive Addict says
I love that family picture, Viv! And it’s 5 years old? How come you don’t ever age?