Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Quick fix

Thank you all SO much for your fabulous advice on my previous post, you are so sweet and I would be lost without you!

I love your ideas to change the tile and add more trim to the mantel, which I would love to do in the future. For now I was really just wanting a quick fix! I would love to get a whole new mantel someday but I really gotta pace myself. : )

I decided to paint the mantel and leave the screen alone for now. It is the quick fix I was dreaming it would be, so bright and cheery!


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(I chose to paint the mantel instead of doing the laundry while the babies were sleeping... I know I am so bad but this is so much prettier!)

36 comments:

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

My you are fast!!! I have done more Christmas decorating instead of cleaning while babies nap! Oh well! Looks awesome. I love it white. Good call.

modern jane said...

Look at you getting down to business! It looks great! Good decision:)

Carly @ Honey and the Moon said...

Makes a huge difference! Good decisions :) x

Amanda said...

It looks wonderful!! Really freshened it up x

KillerB said...

Turned out great, I really like that. Well done!

The Haus of Mrlik said...

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Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

wow! What a difference a coat of white paint makes! Looks great. I love quick fixes!

Elements said...

Love the white mantel, I would grab some tile paint in the same colour and paint those also.....very fresh. a couple of little black jars on the mantel to keep the vent from popping out visually.
I will be quiet now as it really is gorgeous without all the things I just said.
I am having a give away if you want to pop over.

Brooke said...

THIS LOOKS SO GOOD!!! You were quick with getting that painted :)

val said...

WOW! Aren't you quick! I knew whatever you decided would look fantastic! Great job!

Ink Obsession Designs said...

That looks wonderful!

jemina said...

It's so beautiful, you did great girl!!!

XOXO
J

Michelle @ Ten June said...

umm, can you please come to my house and help me get some stuff done? that was some amazing turnaround time! and it looks just fabulous! it's amazing what a little paint can do....

Kendra {House of Ficek} said...

That was quick! I do that sort of thing while the baby is napping too, I figure it is MY free time :)

Jackie said...

Dang girl, you are fast! It looks really great!

Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi said...

I love the white--and that mirror!

Hazel Schreiner said...

I missed the previous post, but the mantle looks gorgeous!! AND Love love love the mirror!!!

:) Hazel
Hazel Loves Design

Jesse {GoodGirlGoneGlad} said...

Love the white! So pretty and of course I have always fancied your mirror. =)

Jen Schenk said...

I am so just like you. If I have a project in mind I have to get it done t-h-a-t day or else I'm all jittery about it. I think it turned out great. It flows a lot better being white than it did black. And p.s. I'm soooo jealous your little girl still naps. Ainsley just stopped and it's killing me!!

Stacey said...

I really love that mirror and the white makes such a huge difference! Love it. XX

ashlina {the decorista} said...

FAB! completely fabness

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Ah, you did it! Looks soooo good, hun!

Krystal said...

haha but a new mantel piece is way more satisfying than clean laundry!!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I can't believe how different the area looks with the paint. It's so you! Now that is using nap time to the fullest.

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

good choice and i love how quickly you finish your projects. i wish i could be more like that!

Brandi said...

Looks great! Gotta focus on one project at a time right?

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

Definitely love the white!

Maddy said...

Great decision!! You can never go wrong with white !

avant garde design said...

certainly did the trick! hey, you should also look around you for places that sell vintage fire place mantles. i have a place near me that is to die for, complete fireplace facades, taken from old homes, doors, clawfoot tubs...a girl could go completely gaga! ;)

Marianne - Style For Living said...

The white looks perfect! Isn't it amazing what a little paint can do!

christine, just bella said...

Oh, I missed the original post, but I LOVE what you've done with it!! I'm a sucker for all things white, it really turned out fantastic! You're such a go-getter!

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

i love it! i am so glad you left the screen black :)

Jena @ Involving Color said...

Looks great! We just painted our mantel too, and it makes such a difference!

Z--- said...

wow!I love it!xx


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Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

I didn't get to weigh in earlier, but you did what I would've suggested! And I, too, have spent many a naptime decorating when I should have been doing dishes!

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

looks great -- exactly what it needed!