Since we don’t have a real mantel – I have turned the hubby’s speaker shelf that we built out of a stair into my faux mantel! And when I say that I turned it into a faux mantel – what I mean is that I have claimed all the space not being taken up by the speaker! Try to ignore the large speaker in the middle!
So on the right – we have my fantastic new Noel word art sign that I knocked off from Pottery Barn. I love how it turned out and love all the wonderful comments you guys have left me on it!
I also made this lovely little tree out of some of the mini ornaments they have been selling in the Target $1 bins. Anyone else pick those up? I will post a tutorial on it later this week!
Now on the left hand side – to mirror the height I had with the Noel sign – I put up a wooden Santa figure that my Hubby’s Nanny made. Yeah – you heard me – she made it. She cut it out of wood herself and hand painted it! Not just one – she made a bunch! Hand painted!!! I wish for that kind of talent!
I also put up a smaller ceramic Santa and a mosaic snowman hurricane vase! Very festive!
So there you go – it is pretty simple. But it looks great sitting over top of my TV! The height of the two wooden pieces is just perfect with the vaulted ceiling in the room! I have a few more tweaks I am making and then I will show you some of the rest of the holiday touches I have added around the house.
So what about you guys? What kind of mantel are you planning? Do you have a large speaker in the middle of yours? Probably not – that is probably just me! :)
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