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Creating a Layered Living Room Mantel

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This was one of those crazy weekends where we did a lot of little chores but it doesn’t feel like we really accomplished anything!  I did spend a few minutes playing with my living room mantel, though, and thought I’d share with you an update as to how it’s coming along.  Last week, I did a post about Decorating with Touches of Gold.  The use of gold metallics was on my mind because I am using gold on my living room mantel.



I’ve layered three gold frames together, the largest being a frame that I found at the antique faire that I turned into a chalkboard.  Here’s what it looked like as I was loading it into my car!



As you can see, I left the frame alone but replaced the matting and painting with a chalkboard that I made.



I also updated the look of my wedding frame so that it better complemented the frame of the chalkboard.  It originally had a very bright gold frame that didn’t contain any detail.



A little stain and a few wood accents from Home Depot and it now looks like this.



I also found the cutest antique oval frame at a local store and I love how it looks added to the mix, especially with the contrast of the boxwood wreath that hangs from it.



On the right side of the mantel, I’ve added some books, some more boxwood, a vase, and one of my favorite trophies.



It’s the patina that makes me love this beauty so much!



I’m sure I’m going to change this mantel a bit in the coming days, but for now, I like how the layers and textures are coming together.  Granted, it looks like of lot of gold just from these photos, but it will be balanced out and offset by the rest of the room.  {Once the rest of the room is done, that is!}  :)



And for those of you that didn’t see my Facebook post from yesterday, my two chairs were delivered last week!  Here’s a sneak peek! Chair-Sneak-Peek



Have a wonderful week!

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