Happy first day of Spring! In honor of this glorious day I am sharing my vintage Spring mantel. I don’t know about all of you, but I am soooo ready for Spring. Despite living in Colorado, I’m not a fan of winter or snow. I usually enjoy it for about a month and then I’m over it and done. Obviously this isn’t a good thing when it snows here from October to May, but I always trudge through the cold weather just counting down the days to summer. Thankfully the end is near and I am getting so excited for warmer weather, the smell of freshly cut grass, and BBQs with friends in the backyard. Ok, now that we’re all dreaming of sunshine, let’s get to this springy mantel!
A few days ago I was looking at my old mantel set up and decided it was time for something new and fresh. So I took everything off the mantel, did a little “shopping” around the house, and this is what I came up with–a vintage Spring mantel. It drives my husband crazy, but switching things up like this is one of my favorite things to do. I’m learning about myself that the process of creating is very therapeutic for me. Painting old furniture, putting up shiplap, or even something as simple redecorating my mantel, it’s all very calming for me. And somehow I always come away from it in better spirits than when I started.
For this look I obviously had Spring on the brain, so I was reaching for bright and fresh pieces. I couldn’t help but put this chubby little oil can in the center with a few flowers happily poking out. I love this little guy–he adds the perfect rustic touch.
That old white washboard was on my last mantel set up, but I decided to leave it because it just fits here so nicely and adds the bit of height I needed. If you can, find yourself a few vintage washboards and incorporate them into your decor. I promise, you will love them.
The two painted spindles here were actually one large spindle that I chalk painted and cut in half. Have I told you before how much I love spindles? Until recently I had never used them to decorate our home–what a fool I was! Now I can’t get enough of them and I’ll definitely be searching for more spindles this summer at yard sales.
You might be surprised to know that pallet behind the spindle is actually the bottom of an old wooden onion crate. I took the onion crate apart and now I love using this piece around the house in various ways. I wish I could get my hands on a few more crates–they are so versatile! I love how this adds the perfect amount of texture to the mantel.
That’s all friends–that is my vintage Spring mantel. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Spring!