A couple of weeks ago, my Mom & I hit an ‘antique’ sale in their countryside neighbourhood.
I figured since I was looking for country & farm inspired treasures,
what better place than out there!
And I wasn’t disappointed!
If you are a regular reader,
you probably already know about my love of all things ‘farm’ inspired!
I have been slowly collecting treasures, including my little distressed table,
and I was on the hunt for a weathered window frame.
What did I spy? A treasure! A perfectly distressed, white (because I have to have white), beautiful window frame.
GORGEOUS. $4. Yes please.
(This is where that Ikea ad comes to my mind: ‘Start the car! Start the car!’)
I tossed around the idea of spray painting it with Varathane, like I did my table, but decided I didn’t need to since it wasn’t going to be used for anything except decoration.
But what I did envision that it needed was some chicken wire.
So 5 minutes before we were about to head home,
I spied a roll of chicken wire in my parents garage.
Snip. Snip. All set.
Total project cost $4. Whoot!
Time it took to put it all together. 5 minutes. Double whoot!
It was almost too easy. But this frame is exactly what I had envisioned for my home!
|Love the chicken wire! Love the chippy paint. Just love.
So a mantel is born.
Simple. Summery. Farm-y.
I just wanted a fresh and clean look for the hazy part of summer.
Except I think it’s missing something! Keep reading!
Bee-a-u-ti-ful with the peonies!
I had to add this pretty peony.
Something was missing on my mantel, then I remembered this old bottle that I bought at that same sale.
It’s an old cough syrup bottle. Perfect for single stems!
My mantel again, with a little change I think that it needed!
Do you redecorate for the seasons?
Are you always moving things around like I am? It’s a bad habit I have, I tell ya!