Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Junk Holiday Mantel

I can't believe that is December already. Did you have a good Thanksgiving?? Where has this year gone??

I know many of you have been finished with decorating and probably all your shopping by now, but not me. I'm always a late starter for decorating and even later for shopping but I I did finish the decor for my PIANO MANTEL. Since I don't have a fireplace this has become the focus for holidays much like a mantel would.

It all started when I was looking through some letters that I bought at a thrift store. When putting them together I had the letters for BELIEVE. I took this as a sign and just went with it. They were the cardboard letters so i painted them with Metallic spray paint. They were a little to shiny so I lightly sprayed with brown to "rust" them.

The wall behind my piano is all mirrored. Very 80's and ugly but we rent so I can't change it. To help cover some of it I added a board that I was working on for another project. I was trying to keep things circular so I added 3 car rim insides to the board.

For the front crate I just added a few rusty pieces that I found.

On one side I placed a thrift store lantern that was around $2.00. Inside I placed a spring and a timing chain gear added a little greenery and a silver taper candle.

On the other end I propped the shutter I made last weekend with the number 25.
It has a twisted metal bow.

To fill in some spaces I just added a few more junk pieces.

I used scrap burlap pieces on the bottom to cover the piano,then I used dollar store sisal and just filled in the  empty spaces.

The last step was adding white lights all around.My camera doesn't shoot very good pictures in low light but here they are.

I really like the way it turned out and the best part is that most of the materials are things that I had around the house so this was a very inexpensive way to decorate.

It was hard for me to get a good shot of the whole piano at once and my lighting is really bad so pictures are not the greatest but here are a few more of close ups.

Hope you enjoyed my junky piano mantel.

Happy Holidays,

Thanks for stopping by,

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  1. LOVE your mantel! The letters rock and the rest, well... it does too!


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