Wednesday, October 22, 2008
So one of the things I've been doing is more Halloween decorating. The pictures I shared before were of the sideboard in my dining room. This week I've spooked up my fireplace mantle. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how it has turned out. I feel like I'm starting to get kinda good at this whole styling thing! I should probably thank Heather Bullard at this point. She is such an amazing inspiration when it comes to styling and decorating!
Okay, let me show you. Please keep in mind that I think these photos could really be better. The lighting is odd in this room and my Farmboy took the tripod with him when he went out of town this week. I was going to retake them this morning, but Mother Nature has decided today is not a good day for it... it's overcast and rainy. Oh well.
I think I really like how this photo turned out. First of all it's a photo of my great grandmother and her siblings. I printed it on transparency and then layered it over a piece of sheet music that I had lightly dry brushed antique white paint on. I attached that to an artist canvas that I painted black. I rubbed silver pearl powder stuff (sorry I can't remember what it's called and am too lazy to get up and go see) around the edges then wrapped black velvet ribbon with an old rhinestone buckle around it. In person, it has this really nice eerie glow to it.
Let me introduce you to Edgar Allen Crow. HA! I crack me up!
The banner is a tutorial from the Sweet and Sinister Blog. I think it was the first one... I'm always behind... they are on like the 527th tutorial now, I'm just finishing the first. Anyway, this is my version of it. Love the simplicity and of course the polka dots!
Our fireplace is kinda strange. It's a corner fireplace, so it opens at the front, as well as on one side and the mantle wraps around the corner. So here is the side.
Well, that's just one of the things I've been up to. Thanks for taking a peek!
Have a beautiful day. :)