Hi everyone, thank you for visiting. As of late I have been spending a lot of my free time working on my antique sofa and chair. It had been recovered 3 times! I’m into the dirty part of taking all the fabric off and cleaning up the frames. They are very sturdy and I know will look so great when I am done.
Now that I have the basic white in my home it is time for me to layer some color in for Fall. It’s the perfect time of year to do it to because the holidays are just around the corner, I start with Fall through Easter.
I finally got the second alter candle stick so now I have a pair of them for my mantle. Here is what I did to add new touches to the fireplace area.
I took everything down from the fireplace so I could have a clean canvas. The mirror came down as well for a touch up.
This is how the fireplace looked all Summer. My theme was the sea.
Here is the change-up. I gave the mirror a little antiquing with some brown decorative glaze and then smooth white wax for the finish.
The shutters were white and I wanted a little color so I mixed paints until I came up with the vintage green that I was looking for. I used my chippy painting technique. Just in case you missed that post click here. I really liked the linen curtain on the shutters, I let them be. I think that they show up a bit more and all of that lovely weathered chippy paint show up better. I did the same thing to the mantle in a cream chalk paint. The large chest got the same treatment as the mantle.
I turned the mirror on its side and opened up the shutters wider, they fit perfect with the curiosities sign hanging above. Using an old wooden box to set up my vignette, with old books, blue bottles for contrast and the beautiful alter candle sticks on each end.
Adding a small piece of lace gives the vignette the texture and softness it needs.
Off to the left side of the fireplace I have my entertainment center. I used two old louver doors that I gave the distressing process to and put them on each side of the old door that is behind my TV. By doing this it made the back drop look bigger and the TV doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb.
Here is the full view, I used a French blue chalk paint on them.
On the right side of the fireplace I have hung and old chippy window and covered the inside with vintage flower wallpaper. It makes it show up a lot better. Now I have updated this whole wall.
If you enjoyed what you saw please pin the collage above.
Join me next time for some fun changes for Fall.
Have a fabulous day!
I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home
Inspiration Monday Party @ What Meegan Makes
Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Show and Share @ Coastal Charm
Something to talk about @Karen’s Upon the Hill
Inspire me Monday @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Mod Mix Monday @ Mod Vintage Life
The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm
Trash to Treasures Tuesday @ Kammy’s Korner
Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose
Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Through Life
Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasure
WOW @ Savvy Southern Style
Moon Light and Mason Jars @ Cherished Bliss
What’s it’s Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Before and After Wednesday @ The Dedicated House
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson
Share your Style @ The Essence of Home
Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner
Idea Box @ Mila’s Little Things
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Shabbilicious Friday Link Party @ Shabby Art Boutique
Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home
Anythings Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House
Home Matters Linky Party @ Life with Lorelai
Simply Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme
Friday’s Furniture Fix @ Patina Paradise
Best of the Weekend @ Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane
Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk
Inspiration Spotlight @ Dear Creatives.com
Sunday’s at Home @ Thoughts from Alice
Silver Pennies Sunday @ Silver Pennies