Today I’m sharing our spring mantel and some simple spring mantel decor ideas as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Spring Series.
It’s exciting, right? Spring is definitely juuuuuuust around the corner now. Our spring break at school begins this Friday and when we return to school after the two week break it will be nearly April. I’m already dreaming of crisp, sunny evenings watching the boys play baseball, time spent in our new yard and garden, and the light! So many more hours of daylight each day! What are you most looking forward to about spring?
For some reason, it felt fine to stick with a very neutral decor palette around here the last couple of months, as January and February feel like months for cuddling up with all things cozy and neutral… but come spring I say give me all the colour! Preferably in the form of flowers. So pinks, purples, and even blues… and our simple spring mantel decor brings in some of those pops of colour against a grey backdrop peppered with plenty of white.
We’ve been so busy renovating since we moved that I haven’t really had the chance to take many pictures yet or share many more posts about our living room makeover.
If you saw our Christmas home tour, you got a sneak peak at this space already… but if you didn’t, then you can check out how our new fireplace looked just a few short months ago when we first bought this house:
Originally I had planned to paint the brick and remove the shelves and add a new, thick solid mantel with big wooden corbels. I love a straight mantel/shelf on a fireplace so I was excited about how simple this project was going to be. But once I got the shelves off, I realized this wasn’t going to be happening…
If you look closely, you can see the levelled the brick off behind the shelf brackets, so it would be difficult to blend in the flattened brick with the rest of it. Which means, down the road we have a bigger fireplace makeover “on the list”. For now, I’ve done a “quick fix” by painting it all out with Midnight Grey paint (by General Paint). I like how it helps blend the two black shelves in nicely as I would really prefer to have one long mantel/shelf. Part of the fireplace makeover will include replacing our non-working fireplace insert with a new, functioning model. It doesn’t even work, for now.
And if your fireplace doesn’t actually work, you might as well throw a big old crate full of flowers in front of it, amIright?
Did you see post the other day about how I DIYed these cute little gold leaf plant pots?
I also shared this cute little “hello spring” printable with you on Monday – head over here to see how you can download your own copy!
The fretwork mirror is a favourite – I had one in our old house as well. I picked it up at HomeSense for a very reasonable price.
These cute little white vases? Oh, just a Walmart find. Yup, I’m serious. And I stuffed them with some lavender from Michaels (one of the many spring florals I keep stored from year to year in my “spring” decor bin).
The trailing plant is faux, can you believe it?!? From one of my favourite sources for faux greenery – Ikea!
Well, there you have it, folks, Our super simple spring mantel decor. It was very quick to put together, and I can’t tell you how amazing it felt to add some colour after a dreary and neutral January and February. It felt just like breathing in that fresh, clean, crisp, spring air.
Today I’m joined by a fabulous group of blogging friends who are also sharing their Spring Mantel or a Springy Vignette in their home as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Spring Series! You’re going to love all this springy inspiration…
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