Thursday, November 3, 2011

My Little Mantel

Today, I made a little mantel shelf for my studio.  Since I've been practically living in there lately, I thought it added a nice cozy touch.




I don't know what this was originally, I just liked the shape.  It was part of a pile of wood fragments I picked it up at a garage sale.




I added a little embellishment,


gave it a couple of white coats, and some distressing.  I then turned it upside down, and added hangers.



Now it's hanging on a little patch of wall in my studio.


It's a soft place for my eye to land while working, and I can play with little vignettes.  The mantel is 26 inches long.  I put together a monochromatic vignette with some of my small vintage pieces.











What do you think?


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51 comments:

  1. Your mantel shelf looks so pretty! You did a great job.

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  2. You are a lucky girl too!!! and inspiring....Ciao

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  3. Why it is truly lovely! So very pretty and I love the items you have sitting upon the shelf. They look like they belong there.

    Kris

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  4. gorgeous little shelve and of course I love the metal frame and little objects..gorgeous!
    best,
    maureen

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  5. "A soft place for my eye to land." <---I like how that sounds. :)

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  6. It looks great! You do find the most interesting things!

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  7. Lovely as always -- love the embellishment you added and the arrangement on top!

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  8. I think its too cute but the little angel and lamb have stolen the post she is gorgeous!

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  9. Another wonderful creation of yours. Love it.

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  10. Your shelf is cute, but it's the vintage glass bottle with the wire wrapped around the neck that stole my heart...

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  11. Very nice re-do! Great idea to turn it into a little mantle shelf! You always make the coolest things! Hugs, Leena

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  12. That's really cool, love it upside down...you are so clever. Love the embellishment.
    It's so funny how large the items look in the closeups!

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  13. It is very serene and soft. You are talented.

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  14. I think its very cute!
    And I love what you've displayed on it..another beautiful work of art!

    Deborah xo

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  15. I love that! I bet your home is decorated with things like this. You should show pics of it some time.

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  16. Love the added embellishment and distressed finish!

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  17. The mantel shelf is wonderful and the perfect size. Wow...you did it again my dear. Super amazingly creative.

    Paula

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  18. Love it! You have such a good eye!

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  19. Rosemary, this is such a pretty addition to your studio! I can only imagine all of your pretties, rotating in and out of vignettes, on top of the mantel! I just love your creativity!

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  20. Rosemary your little mantel is adorable, so sweet and with such perfect beautiful things on it! How cozy it must look in your studio, we should live with beautiful things in our working quaters, lovely my friend. Lots of hugs, FABBY

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  21. Lovely. I understand about something nice to look at while you work. It's inspiring. I'm looking forward to seeing new stuff displayed on this little shelf as the seasons change.

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  22. I think it's best to NOT know what something started out as! Lovely!

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  23. Such a pretty addition to your studio. Very cozy and you're cool to have made it.

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  24. Your mantel shelf is beuatiful and it is a brilliant idea. Have a lovely weekend
    Big HUG from Sweden
    Agneta

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  25. Goodness! This is amazing. See how one thing leads to the other!! Your mantel shelf came out beautifully.

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  26. Hi Rosemary,

    What a perfect little spot to display your mini vintage pieces. Love the little urn...
    The applique you added is great as well. I like how you always add just something a little more all the time...
    Have a great weekend at Kane, I think you will do very well. You have been working very hard your booth will be great...Wish I was there!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  27. Beautiful, Rosemary! I love how everything came together. You have a great eye for that!

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  28. Rosemary, you were awarded The Versatile Blogger Award. You can check out my blog here: http://decoratingwcents.blogspot.com/2011/11/i-was-awarded-versatile-blogger-award.html

    Congratulations!

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  29. It all looks fantastic, Rosemary!
    You have such great style and an artistic "eye" for hidden beauty.

    Love it~
    have a great weekend.
    Loving the sun we are sharing today.
    xx
    Alison

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  30. what a 'ah-ha!' moment you had for this - love, love!

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  31. Your mantel is precious! You do amazing work, my friend!

    Thank you for linking your creativity to Potpourri Friday!

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  32. Your little mantel piece is very nice, and definitely has your signature style! I love everything you touch!

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  33. Where do you find the embelishments that you use? Could you provide a source?

    Thanks
    nightingale94086@gmail.com

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  34. I love your creations, it looks so beautiful:-) Hugs, Biljana

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  35. How lovely! This is a brilliant idea! Have a beautiful weekend, Kellie xx

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  36. I wonder what it was originally? I'm so glad you saw the potential and made it into something useful and pretty.

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  37. rosemary--I always love what you do! This little mantel shelf is precious!
    super job!
    gail

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  38. Everything is beautiful, every detail! I love your creativity!

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  39. It's such a treat to see your creativity unfold right before our eyes! The vignettes are so perfect with that lovely mantel you have created. And oh my goodness, I absolutely adore that angel holding the lamb. ~Lili

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  40. My little mantel my word! Once again you gone and done it! I was painting something today and thought of you, I knew you would have just the right embellishment for it in your stash! Sadly, I do not. Thanks for linking up over at Club G.W. {Goodwill} with Charm Bracelet Diva. You're the best!

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  41. Beautiful, Rosemary! A wee bit of embellishment adds so much charm and sweetness! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  42. It's to sweet Rosemary. I think you should turn this blog of yours into a book! Honestly it would be amazing.

    Veronica

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  43. I love the white on white on white!! gorgeous!

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