Monday, September 22, 2008

My New Mantel Topper!

You guys are good! You guessed it, this is my new mantel top!! It is still a work in progress, we threw this together in a day so it isn't quite finished yet. I have two wooden posts to add to each side of the front and I'm still playing around with decorating it but I couldn't wait to show everyone, I'm not good with secrets and surprises!LOL. I am also picturing a beautiful sconce on either side of the fireplace . I have wanted one of these for so long, Jeff made it out of an old door, the pink is the original paint on the door (purchased in Round Top Texas) the little shelf on top was actually off of my childhood dresser, which had seen better days. Well what do you think, do you like it, I just keep walking threw my living room and stop and stare, I love it and Jeff made it for me so that makes it extra special (: I also wanted to show you a pillow cover I picked up the other day, It is a linen material with embroidered flowers on it ,, I thought it was so pretty. Well I hope everyone has a good start to their week and I'm sure I'll think of something else to post about soon!
Hugs~Kelly



31 comments:

ROXY said...

oooh i love it!! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing:)

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

That is wonderful...the best part is that it was made with love. I sooo wish my hubby was a bit more handy but.....he does let me shop and he even tags along.
Happy Monday

Sharon~heartsongs said...

It turned out great!! I love it!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

That looks beautiful! How nice to have a husband you makes things for you!

ceekay said...

well, I didn't guess it. Very pretty and precious from your hubby!

Simply Dandy said...

I seriously thought it was a headboard. It looks great and the original color is pink....Kelly you are supposed to have that.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

The Old Painted Cottage said...

OH MY WORD. Kelly, this is completely fabulous. I love how the little lights on each side make your mantle glow, it looks dreamy. So romantic. Great job!

oxox
Jennifer

Jackie said...

Looks lovely, you are so lucky to have a handy hubby like Jeff!
Blessings
Jackie

Forever Vintage said...

Hi Kelly, it looks awesome. Your husband did a wonderful job. Luv seeing the pics from your home.
Caroline

just a little bit shabby said...

Very, very nice! Can't wait to see it finished! Give your husband our thanks,too. For such great work.
Sandyt

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Your mantel turned out just beautiful.....your husband did a great job....love it....
Hugs,
Mo :-)

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

OH KELLY!!!! I LOVE it! Your husband is so talented, that is just fabulous! It looks just perfect in your beautiful home. I wish I had a fireplace.

I want to thank you so much for the kind comment you left on my blog today :) It really made my day and I appreciate it so much!

Big Hugs,
Amy

Joy said...

What pretty things you have. I love your mantel and all the decorations you have on it. Your dog is so cute too.

Becky said...

Hi Sis,
We just got in the door and of course I had to run and see what you have been up to. Wow oh wow, did Jeff do a great job with that mantel and you did equally as well decorating it. It looks fabulous!
And I laughed when I read your comment to me about you wanting me to tell the couple to move out of the pink house down the street from mine. lol.
I took pictures of what we did this weekend and am almost ready to post, I am just too tired tonight. I am like you. Happy with the way projects are turning out.
Talk to you soon,
Becky

Margie said...

Oooohhh! I think it's beautiful! And I love the way you decorated it, I don't think I'd change a thing!

Margie :)

Sue said...

Kelly,
Love the mantle top and the way it is coming along. What a sweetheart Jeff is for making all the cool things he makes for your darling house.
Hugs,
Sue

Becky said...

Hi again,
I think that you need to come and help me decorate the mantels in the old house. I blew your picture up just to get all the close up details. Loved it.
Becky

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

What a good ideal. it turned out great !

Connie said...

I don't think I guessed here but I KNEW what you were going to do with it, sweet chick, and I must say it's absolutely gorgeous!!!!
Smooches,
Connie

Cynthia S. said...

Ohhhh Kelly!! Im speechless! Its ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!! it looks so incredibly cozy and warm and oh so pretty! Fabulous Job sweetie! I lOVE it , can you tell? lol. It makes me want to make another faux fireplace just to do it :) My flat screen is over the fireplace now and I miss all my Mantel decor! I need to get a cover/cabinet for the tv, like a painting that retracts when I watch tv ;) but this looks GREAT! xo

Decorating Housewife said...

Hi Kelly, this is (Flea Market Queen) THANK U so much for your sweet comments on RMS =D I love your fire place is so GORGEOUS. What a wonderful and creative idea of using an old door and adding the top of ur childhood dresser is so sweet. It is also really SWEET that Jeff made it for you :)I look foward to readin more of your blogs, I am new to the blogging world i just started after seeing cyn's blog. ((HUGS))~Jess

Stink Bone Jones said...

The pictures of your home are so cozy! Looks like a great place to be.

So happy to have happened upon your splendid blog.

best wishes,
Jaime

miss gracies house said...

COOL! I just *love* to see old stuff used in new ways! Good job!
IKWYM about being soo much better when the hubby (or kids) make it. Enjoy!
Rene'

Kim's Cottage said...

Oh my word! Your mantel topper is simply scrumptious! Love it!


K-

Jennifer said...

Kelly Your new mantel your hubby made is beauitful.I love it.It looks cozy.I can't wait to see it decorated for christmas!Hugs Jen

Kathysue said...

good morning Kelly, I love the overmantle, how clever and how perfect for you home. You truely have cottage embedded in your heart and it comes out so lovely in your home. I am loving the linen pilow. I think it would look perfect in my family room with my linen sofa.Enjoy your hard work and thankyou for sharing. Smiles Kathysue[rms]

Kelly said...

That is AWESOME!!! It turned out perfectly!!!!! what a great idea!

kelly

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Oh my gosh... this is just TOOOO Pretty! and the original pink paint.. oh my!!

xoxo Heather

Shabby Vintage dreams said...

OMG!! that looks so good!! You have such a wonderful flair for decorating!!
LOVE IT!!!
Mandii

Cami said...

Just gorgeous! Love, love, love!!!

Elizabeth G. said...

Wow, ya'll are super creative! I never would have thought of that. And how kind of your husband to take all that time to please you (you've got a good one!).

I love it!!
Elizabeth