Wednesday, January 18, 2012

SOMETHING SO SIMPLE

Just wanted to share with you a very small and simple addition to our mantle.
Nothing big, but I think it made a difference.
The mantle looks more finished.


We just added some Fleur de Lis appliques we found at Michael's.
They were only 3.99 for a bag of five and with the 40% coupon, the addition only cost a little over $2.00


We just painted them the same color of the mantle 






I haven't made any changes to the mantle decor yet.
Still have the same items from before Christmas, but with all the other projects going on in this house, I haven't had a chance to worry about it much.






So, here you have it, a small and inexpensive addition that anybody can do and will change the look of your space












25 comments:

  1. Maria,
    Oh my! makes me want to jump out of my seat and find these! In the meantime I will adore yours. I want to feature this on Scribbles and Swirls in the next day or so if that's okay!
    Beautiful idea, as always. You and your hubby are a great team.
    ~Tami :)

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  2. Tami, thank you! Guess where we are going to add some also? Yup! The molding over the front door! You can also do this since we have the same entryway! LOL
    I think it was a good change for a couple of dollars. Of course you can put in on Scribbles and Swirls. Thanks again!

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  3. These are great! What a nice touch!! So simple, but adds so much! I bought a bag of these little embellishments a couple of years ago. I painted them bronze and added them to the risers going up the staircase. (I saw it in a Showhouse that we visited and duplicated the look for about $3.00!) Your mantel looks awesome!

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    1. Shenita, thank you! Oh! You just gave me another reason to buy more! LOL
      What a great idea to put them on the staircase!

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  4. Your mantle is very pretty. I like the addition of the Fleur de Lis appliques.
    Barb

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    1. Barb, thank you! So simple, yet, I think it made a difference.

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  5. Thank you, Debbie! So simple but I think it made it look more finished.
    Thanks for visiting!

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  6. Love the added flour de leis! They made your mantle look so custom! It is beautiful!

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  7. Wow! Your mantel and fireplace are gorgeous! Love the details on the mantel.

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  8. Hi lovely lady.
    Your mantel looks gorgeous with the fleur de lis this makes it pop.
    Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Tablescape and my Kitchen. I hope you have a wonderful weekend coming up with your family.
    XXOO Diane

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    1. Diane, thank you for visiting! Your tablescape was lovely!

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  9. Maria, they look wonderful. Hold on, I need stock in that company. My sister added an embellishment to a very plain mantle and the result was amazing...she used one with swirls that was maybe 6 inches wide, Great post!

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    1. Helen, thank you! You are so right! Whoever invented these little embellishments is probably very rich now. It makes a great addition to any project and so many to choose from. Thanks for visiting!

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  10. The mantle is beautiful and you have given me an idea to dress mine up a little - love the fleur de lis! And your clock is lovely. Please stop by to enter my giveaway of a digital scrapbook program!

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    1. Patti, thank you for coming by and for the invite. I am heading over to your blog right now. Bought that clock at Kirklands about four years ago. I am glad my post gave you inspiration!

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  11. Oh, it's really beautiful!! I love that added fleur detail! Awesome job!


    Thank you SO much for sharing at my party!!

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    1. Emily, thank you for coming by and also for the party.
      I am glad you liked my mantle!

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  12. Looks awesome!! Don't you just love it when easy touches make such a big impact? I am visiting from At the Picket Fence and am now following.

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  13. Your mantel is gorgeous! Love the appliques.

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  14. Hello Maria Elena!

    I can't believe how something that small can make such a difference. They look like they have been there for centuries! I love everything you have on your mantel, especially the clock which looks like it was made for that space! I just went back and read your last half a dozen posts, and you are very inspiring!

    Elaine
    Creating Wonderful Spaces

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  15. OH my I love fleur-de-lis! That is a nice touch! Great idea and I love how your mantel is decorated!

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  16. Your mantel is beautiful! Thank you for sharing your lovely post at Potpourri Friday!

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