March 25, 2011

Spring Mantle Reveal & a Giveaway!!

I know you guys are super excited about the giveaway part...
...but I really can't wait to show you the grand reveal of my spring mantle.  

So just hold out to the end of this post and you'll see the great giveaway you have a chance to win.
at least I really hope you think it's great :)

On to my springi-fied mantle.

One last look at the before pathetic post-christmas mantle.

And fast forward to now...

What do you think??

Much much springier and lighter.
I'm in love.
So much in love it's hard to change things out for holidays- it may not get touched for easter.
We shall see.

Remember my old window frame from Christmas?
It stayed cuz I just love it.

What I love most is that it was virtually free to redo.
I showed you in Part 1 and Part 2 of the mantle makeover how I used everyday thrifted items and glammed them up.
Most of the pieces here are those kinds of projects.
Plus a few items I had on hand elsewhere.

This white platter was a wedding gift that I adore.
I hated that it just sat on a shelf so I pulled it out and added a rub-on to give it some more interest.
Whenever I get tired of it, I can just wash it right off :)

Part 1 of the mantle makeover showed how to make that stamped monogram art from a scrap piece of wood I had.
Then I showed you how I updated a couple ugly frames i had, inluding that white square one in Part 2 of the makeover.

I didn't put up a tutorial for my 'home' piece I did.
But it was super easy, so if you're curious, I can definitely spill :)

My favorite aspect is all the layers.
It took me a little bit to get everything just the way I wanted it.
And before I even redid all my pieces, I had set them out to get the perfect layout.
That way I could paint them knowing where they'd be.
I didn't want to cover up some vital part :)

These are my version of the infamous dollar store apothecary jars.
They're just filled with black rocks from the dollar store as well.
The white candle I had from my wedding and just wrapped it in a scrap of brown fabric.
The other jar has an "H" tile from Hobby Lobby.

Speaking of the fabulous Hobby Lobby, see that gorgeous white vase?
Totally from there.
I'm pretty sure I squealed when I saw the display with all those gorgeous pieces.
It took me FOREVER to decide on one piece.
And I heart it very much.
The end.

The only other items I haven't mentioned are:
*the baby fleur de lis by the oval frame (it was a gift)
*my dollar store tiled mirror that I can't put away because I lurve it
*the plaque that has the popular 'live, love, laugh' saying on it (from Hallmark forever and ever ago)

does it work as my new spring mantle?

I sure hope so.
Because I absolutely love it.

One quick before and after just cuz it's so dramatic?
Yes please.


Now onto business!!!

I've been wanting to do another giveaway for my fabulous followers for a while and had a hum-dinger of a time figuring out what to do for you guys.

Because it has to be perfect, you know?

Finally,  I decided to give away one of my Bushel and a Peck printables!

But take a look, because it's not your average one.

It's in shiny new colors :)

I thought that maybe not everyone would appreciate the Valentine's hot pink...

so how 'bout grey and yellow?

And I'm giving it away to one of you amazing followers!
Including everything you see:
Aqua cabinet door, yummy twine accent and a glossy "I love you a bushel and a peck" print.

Just three easy ways to enter:

1. Leave me a comment saying that you're a fabulous follower!

2. "like" me on facebook
(click here or check out my sidebar) 

3. Blog/facebook about this giveaway and leave a comment saying that you did.

(Each thing you do counts as a seperate entry, so be sure to leave a comment for each that you do!!)
That's it! And then you're in the running!

Giveaway ends next Friday at midnight so get those entries in!
(and no April fooling you, promise!)
I hope you know how much I appreciate you guys, it makes this whole blogging thing so much more fun when I meet people like you!


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  1. I'm a follower and I love the sign. IT is super cute!

  2. Hey girly I am a follower!! I love the board covered in H monograms!! You did a great job!!

  3. What a nice job on the mantle!!
    If you haven't done so already drop over and enter my Shabby Apple dress GIve away it is the last day to enter!!

  4. i follow you and liked you on fb!

    and i totally love your new spring mantle! super pretty

  5. Yay! I follow your blog and am so impressed with your ideas.

    My fingers are crossed to win because not only is the printable very cute, I love the aqua cabinet! Everything in my house lives in shades of blue and orange with the odd dash of yellow here and there, so this would totally match!

    BTW, your mantel (and all the cool projects that go along with it) is gorgeous!

  6. I am a new follower. I found you on The Girl Creative. Your mantle looks great! I would love this sign for my guest bathroom.

  7. Dear kelsey, love the blog! We have so much in common! My name is Kelsie, I am married, I have a little boy, and I'm 21! My favorite blogs are those I can relate too! Can't wait to see more
    -new follower

  8. I'm a follower. I guess I have been reading your blog for a long time, but never followed you for some reason! Love the blog and the new colors of the sign. I'm loving the gray and yellow right now!

  9. I'm a follower! And I'm fairly certain that I "like" you on facebook! Love that print because I LOVE that song! My mom will sometimes text me those lyrics, because she's funny and sweet.

  10. Your mantle looks fantastic, the layers look great! I'm a follower!

  11. I liked you on FB too! Thanks for the chance to win :)

  12. I'm a follower----love your ideas!!!

  13. I just "liked" you on Facebook---yeah!

  14. I follow! Thanks.

  15. I follow you on facebook. Do check out the giveaway on my site.

  16. sorry wrong link. check out the giveaway.

  17. I LOVE your mantle! - the 'gallery' of different textiles, sizes, heights, looks fabulous! I'm your newest follower! ~Amy

  18. Well of course I follow you. Love the mantel. Wish I didn't have a huge TV above mine so I could do cute mantels. :( One day...


  19. Just realized you had a FB page as well. Liked you on that now.


  20. Posted your giveaway on my Chickadee FB page.!/pages/The-Creative-Chickadee/165378730142858


  21. I'm a follower. I love this sign. Thanks for the chance to win.

  22. I am a fab follower! I love love the sign. I sing that song to my Hubby and kids all the time!

  23. I'm a regular follower! Love the grey and yellow print and LOVE your blog!

  24. I love your SPRING mantle. I would love for you to link it up to our link party.

    @ SistersoftheWildWest

  25. I'm following you! and I like you on facebook.....well, I like you anyway, very creative :)

  26. I love all your white accessories against the blue wall. And your wood H's piece is my favorite. Great job!

  27. My Nano use to sing me that song... LOVE it and I love your blog!
    I'm your newest follower. And I "liked" you on facebook. Thanks for the chance to win.


  28. Love the mantel :)

    Also love the print. I'm a follower.

  29. hiya , what a fab mantel so much to look at ilove it , think my fav is the piece with the h's all over , tfs , i am visiting from someday crafts and am your newest follower maybe you will pop by mine and follow too
    ps , we not only have craft in common i have a son ryan too aren't ryan's so thoughtful ?

  30. ...and I liked on FB
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  31. Love it. I am a new follower

  32. How did I miss this giveaway !! my dad used to say that to me all the time as a little girl and now I say that to my boys !! love it. I hope i win !! i am a fabulous follower of tattererd and inked !!

  33. On FB a total LIKE and I left a sweet comment too !!

  34. What an awesome giveaway! I love it! I also love your layered mantel - it's very Springy and has tons of personality! I'm a happy follower of TAI!

  35. Great Job!!! I LOVE your mantle!! I would love for you to link it up to What's in Your Garden!

    I ALWAYS need help for my mantle! Thank you for helping me a bit :)!


  36. I love your mantel! I also would love one of those prints! I am a follower.....

  37. I love the home theme and the many layers, so much to see! Thanks for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

  38. I love your mantel. I also love your giveaway. I've always said that to my kids who are now 33 and 30.

  39. I forgot to add that I'm a follower and I also "like" you on FB. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  40. I am a follower of your blog!


  41. I like {♥} you on Facebook!


  42. I am a follower of your blog. Such a cute, cute giveaway!

  43. I'm a follower. The mantel looks great. The sign is super cute.

  44. I'm a follower and adore this sign!

  45. I'm a follower, I love the cabinet door sign..

  46. SO cute!!!

    Thanks for linking up to What's in Your Garden!!


  47. Looks beautiful...thanks for linking this up to simply Creations Friday!

  48. LOVE this print. My dad used to sing me this song all of the time. Found you through Summer ( Love the gray and yellow here! Please let me know if you make these colors printable! :)


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