Here's what it looked like before. Really, it's just a few things stuck up there.
I can't get a close up because it's probably really dusty.
Yep, ugly and dusty was the mantel design we have lived with for the past 4 months.
Now, here's the new and improved and clean mantel.
I left the flag that's framed in an old window because I just love it.
I added two of my new mirrors on the left side along with the box (that had the locks),
a smaller pine box, my little bowling pin and a plant in a pot that I painted and aged.
Oh I am loving those mirrors.
Chippy and lovely and imported from Scotland and cheap!
Since I got 6 mirrors and a bunch of other stuff this past weekend for $50,
I figure these mirrors cost me on average of 5 bucks each.
They really brighten up the space.
I put one on the right side, kept my cool industrial red 3 and old exercise pins
and added the little wooden boxes that I showed you here.
I moved my father-in-laws old wooden tops to the mantel and added the
French binoculars I also found this weekend. I actually think they are opera glasses.
I think it looks a heck of a lot better, don't you? I may add some
more greenery to it with another plant or two
but I like the simplicity and sort of symmetry of it.