White and Bright Summer Mantel – Welcome Home Tour


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Hi friends!  This week a group of us have joined together for a “Welcome Home” Summer Tour sponsored by Balsam Hill.  Does it feel like summer yet where you live?  It’s slowly creeping up into the 70s and 80s here in Indiana – and the boys have finished school already so we’re officially on summer break!  🙂

Today I’m sharing my summer mantel, complete with a couple of easy DIY makeovers…

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I received these gorgeous tall silverleaf candle holders from Balsam Hill – isn’t that silver shimmer so elegant?  (They’re available in both 20″ and 24″ sizes.)  They were a little dark for what I had in mind so I added some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White, but I was careful to still let the shimmer shine through.

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I also painted this vintage frame, letting some of the original finish show for a bit of a weathered look.

White and bright summer mantel with vintage frame makeover - Welcome Home Tour with Balsam Hill.  girlinthegarage.net

I added a preserved boxwood wreath, faux garland, flowers, birds, and mercury glass for a bright and cheerful summer mantel.

I think it all came together beautifully, don’t you?

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It’s a little hard to see in the photos, but the silver in the candle holders and the mercury glass really compliment each other well.

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What would summer be without birds and flowers?

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The candle holders really add a dramatic touch to my tall mantel – and they’ll also look gorgeous as winter decor too!

White and bright summer mantel with DIY updates - Welcome Home Tour with Balsam Hill.  girlinthegarage.net

White and bright summer mantel with DIY updates - Welcome Home Tour with Balsam Hill.  girlinthegarage.net

I’m so glad summer’s finally here, aren’t you?

If you noticed that I haven’t been around much this past week, we took the boys on our first big family vacation to DisneyWorld!  I’ll tell you all about it soon.  😉

Jen

Please stop by and visit my friends to see how they’ve decorated their homes for summer:

* TODAY – Wednesday *

All Things Heart and Home

Setting For Four

House Of Hawthrones

Girl in the Garage

Cedar Hill Farmhouse

* Monday *

From My Front Porch To Yours

Lilacs and Longhorns

One More Time Events

Prodigal Pieces

White Lace Cottage

* Tuesday *

What Meegan Makes

Artsy Chicks Rule

Sondra Lyn at Home

Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Restoration Redoux

* Thursday *

Concord Cottage

Our Southern Home

Fresh Idea Studio

Cupcakes and Crinoline

Sweet Pea

* Friday *

Top This Top That

Serendipity Refined

Mrs. Hines Class

Knick of Time


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18 Comments on White and Bright Summer Mantel – Welcome Home Tour

  1. Robin
    June 3, 2015 at 7:23 am (3 years ago)

    Beautiful summer fireplace! I love the soft serene colors and the use of your tall candlesticks and that beautiful frame! The sky’s the limit with impressive candlesticks…you can use them in every season. (not to mention the boxwood wreath!!!) xo

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  2. Tammy
    June 3, 2015 at 8:41 am (3 years ago)

    Everything is just beautiful… I like how you added the paint to lighten them up! Great idea

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  3. Paula@SweetPea
    June 3, 2015 at 8:59 am (3 years ago)

    Your fireplace and mantel are perfectly decorated for summer. Your candlesticks are going to be so useful for decorating in any season. I look forward to seeing them on you blog in future decorating posts.
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  4. Meegan
    June 3, 2015 at 10:24 am (3 years ago)

    Jen, Your Summer mantel is so lovely. The candlesticks are ideal any time of year. I like the various sizes and ways you used them. You home is perfect for a Summer look and feel. Thanks for inspiring me, once again…
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  5. Pam @ House of Hawthornes
    June 3, 2015 at 1:49 pm (3 years ago)

    Loving your summery mantel. So light and bright! And that farme doesn’t even begin to look like the BEFORE photos!!!

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  6. Anne
    June 3, 2015 at 4:02 pm (3 years ago)

    Beautiful styled mantle Jen! Love using frames that way! Your Balsam Hill Candlesticks are the perfect touch!

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  7. Dagmar from Balsam Hill
    July 1, 2015 at 11:23 pm (2 years ago)

    Jen, Thank you for showing the candlesticks. I love silver and white together.

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