How to Dress Up a Plain Nest

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Spring is definitely starting to make it’s appearance here in central Ohio as evidenced by the carpet of winter aconites in my garden. The bees are busy, too!

 

 

After having so much fun decorating the mantle for Valentine’s Day, I decided to work on some projects for a spring theme. Today, I am showing you how to dress up a plain bird’s nest. Enjoy!

 

Supplies needed:

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2015 Valentine’s Day Mantle

Valentine's Day mantle

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Here it is, our 2015 Valentine’s Day mantle.

 

It’s been fun sharing our Valentine’s Day mantle projects with you this past week. I hope you enjoyed them and were inspired to create something new. Thanks for all the kind and encouraging comments. Readers like you make blogging so rewarding!

 

Don’t forget to enter the Martha Stewart stencil giveaway! {open until 1/28/15}

 

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Make your own Valentine’s Day Art

Valentine's Day Mantle

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it’s time to decorate! This year, I decided to create some art for the mantle. {You can check out last year’s mantle here.}

 

 

Here’s what I did.

1. I painted a large canvas with a heart and stripes. {Tutorial posted below.}

2. To incorporate my built in shelves, I painted another canvas peacock blue with a cursive love.

3. The X and O were […]

Mantle Wall Makeover – Part 2

stenciled cabinet

Remember way back, when I asked you all for some help with my mantle wall? Well I finally got around to doing something about it. You guys left some great feedback (check out the comments here) and for months I couldn’t make up my mind what to do. Finally, I bit the bullet and did something. My thought was that if it turned out terrible, I could always start over.

As a reminder, here’s the […]

Valentine’s Day Mantle

Valentine's Day Mantle

Confession… I totally got sidetracked with my mantle wall makeover. {By the way, the comments you left for me are super helpful and I promise I’ve already started working on some of the suggestions. Please feel free to chime in if you have more ideas for me!}

A Valentine’s Day mantle display wasn’t really something I was planning on doing, but the idea just came to me so I went with it. I mean, […]

Mantle Wall Makeover – Part 1

Fireplace Wall

Now that Christmas is over and the decorations are all packed up, the house looks plain and empty.

I need your help!

Most of our family living takes place in our open concept family/dining/kitchen room area. I’m looking to change up the decor and am not exactly sure what to do. I’ve already pinned a few ideas for the mantle on my Pinterest ~ Spring Mantle Makeover board. My initial thoughts are to […]

Mantle Makeover – Nature Theme

Mantle After

After Christmas, I was ready for a change from my usual winter mantle display. After a web search, I found the perfect inspiration at Better Homes and Gardens. I was instantly attracted to all the nature objects.

Here’s the empty canvas.

Here’s the recreated version of my mantle inspiration.

Here’s how it all came together.

I used two pictures I had previously purchased at TJMaxx. I found the driftwood at a pet store […]