You know I hate my mantel, right? It’s an asymmetrical beast. There’s a weird vaulted ceiling, a strange soffit and the fireplace is centered on the wall but the vault and mantel are centered off the soffit. It is so dang weird. As a result, I am constantly needing large scale decor of some kind to set on the mantel ledge.
At any rate, this is the first stab at fixing up the mantel for summer. I am really liking this simple shell and “coral” arrangement.
It was super easy to do. Just a little sand, some shells and my DIY red coral sticks. I really like mixing in mercury glass with rustic and natural elements.
I added in my little paper napkin glass candle holders for some subtle color and I think I’m going to just leave it alone.
I still don’t love it, but I can tolerate it, and I guess that will have to do.
Do you have a “problem area” in your home? What is it?