Wednesday, March 17, 2010

An Edgy Easter Mantle

I loved my Easter decorated mantle last year and was very tempted to repeat it this year. But I didn't want to miss out on the challenge and joy of creating something new. To enliven things a bit I decided to decorate the mantle for this Easter in non-traditional spring colors. I thought it would be exciting to incorporate a couple of shades of turquoise, the 2010 color of the year.
I started by gathering two empty frames. The smaller frame came out of the guest bedroom and the larger one (which was once painted black) is making it's debut appearance in a new coat of spray paint.
A couple of candle sticks also got a spray paint makeover and were topped with ceramic egg candle holders nestled in spanish moss.
The bunnies received a fresh coat of bright white spray paint. With the addition of a couple of chicks and a vase of faux tulips, this year's Easter mantle has just the edge I was looking for!

18 comments:

Treasia Stepp said...

Very pretty. Love the addition of the turquoise.

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

Beautiful!!! Love the blue.

Richella said...

This looks lovely! Doesn't that shade of turquoise look wonderful with the red walls?

Red Door Home said...

Love your use of color. The Turquoise and red look wonderful together.

Rose H (UK) said...

You mantle looks so beautiful. The rabbits are so jolly!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

How cute, Joy! I love those bunnies and, although edgy, love the symmetry to your mantle.

Jen@Notes From the Heartland said...

Gorgeous mantel! The red tulips give such a pretty pop to the whole scheme.

Mari said...

Very cute indeed. Wish I could be so creative. Thanks for the pictures.

Carmen said...

TOO CUTE!!!! Turquoise and red are my new accent colors for my living room.

Anna Sophia said...

I love the color of those frames. It all looks so very beautiful! I actually like this years better than last.

Denalee said...

Very inspiring!

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Kerin said...

Looks good. I love the candle holders!
Have a good day.

Sandra said...

Hi there. Oh I love the burst of color in the back! The red! I love the color red so that really spoke to me. Loving the color blue as well. What a great idea to to use blue. It looks stunning! Love it!
Blessings,
Sandra

Allyson/HBMomof2 said...

I love this! The blue completely sparks it. I am also a sucker for symmetry, but you had me at empty frames.

bj said...

It looks fabulous, Joy..

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Joy, I *love* it!! I'm a big fan of symmetry and this year's Easter mantel is such a fun blend of symmetry and whimsy.

~ Sarah

1 Funky Woman said...

I love that turquoise color. Thank the heavens for spray paint. Where would we gals be without it? Love the fresh tulips too!

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