How are you and how was your Easter and weekend?
Good I hope.
Since Mother Nature decided to skip over Spring, I decided that it was ok too and put together my summer mantel. Actually my mantel always looks like summer but for grins and giggles we will call it my summer mantel. :)
I had this mirror that belonged to my grandparents sitting in my basement waiting for me to do something with it. The mirror is starting to crack in places but it is solid and HEAVY!!! I didn't want to get rid of it so it sat and sat and sat until last Thursday for whatever reason an idea popped into my mind.
I have seen driftwood mirrors on line and the prices range anywhere from $60 - $350.
I did mine for free.
I dipped into my bucket-o-driftwood, got my glue gun and went to town.
I first painted the frame grey to blend in with the driftwood.
I LOVE it!
I also have a hernia lifting it up on the mantel but at least I can admire it while recovering. :)
Just kidding, but it was really hard to get up there and I think we need to anchor into the wall so it and others will stay safe.
I added some beach grass in a sisal/rope vase and kept my birds and sign that my daughter made and
voila, my summer/beachy mantel.
I don't know if I ever showed you my honking big piece of driftwood that I lugged out of the lake last year, it makes for a great coffee table center piece. :)
I now need to replenish my bucket-o-driftwood.