Hooray! All of my new Spring Decor is finally up! A couple weeks ago I wrote my inspiration post (check it out here). Again, one of my goals was to 'Hold the Pastels' and I indeed succeeded (I hope)! So let's take a look at the Spring mantel and sideboad!
Here is the left side of our mantel. Items included are the vintage light bulb cover, vintage light bulb plate, framed photo, and vintage *inspired* clockfaces.
I was unable to find vintage clockfaces (see inspiration post to know why) while antique shopping, so I made some of my own! I found images of clockfaces online, then printed them on some thicker cardstock paper. I think they turned out great, and they were FREE! The real ones are usually a thin piece of metal or they are paper, so I am pretty happy with my version.
I added one of my favorite engagement photos (taken by our friend Amber). I love the pale green railing in the picture, it adds that Spring-y touch! Oh, and Alex looks pretty darn cute too of course!
Here's a closer look at that vintage lightbulb plate. I picked this up awhile ago at Bachman's. It has a little mirror in place of where the light bulb would have been screwed into.
In the middle I added some faux moss rocks that I picked up at JoAnne's for $5.
Now over to the left side, here I have our antique 'Z' bookend, a birdcage, an antique measuring stick, and another light bulb plate.
The birdcage was on clearance at Michael's for about $4, but it was black and had butterflies, flowers, and all sorts of other crazy tacky stuff on it. So I took off all the little decor parts and spray painted the cage white.
Ahhh, so much better! I did keep the little nest I pulled out of it and added a few eggs for a small touch of Easter decor.
I know I have shown this antique measuring stick before (got it for only $6!) but I thought it was worth another close up. I love it!
So here's the whole mantel all together. It is a little goofy to take pictures of since we have our TV hung over it, but you get the idea! Love the fresh look!
Now let's hop on over to the dining room (hop, hehe, whoa now I am too into the Easter thing)!
Here is the left side of our sideboard. I just used those vintage numbered button napkin rings, our antique 'A' bookend, and a tin pitcher with wheat. Oh and our little DIY chalkboard with the 'Happy Easter' message and cute bunny ears!
Since I already shared the right side and my Pottery Barn Inspired Easter Egg decor, I thought I'd just show you the whole thing!
So I wanted to avoid pastels and still have a Spring-y, Easter feel in our house. I think I did a good job, thoughts? I must say it is just nice seeing some themed decor in the house, I feel like we haven't had any since Christmas. So I am really liking the new updates in our house.
Hope to see you Friday for a fabulous Head Over Heels post! Get ready!