Monday, March 15, 2010
Victorian Fireplace Surround & Overmantle
Good monday morning ladies! I don't know about the rest of you, but it always takes me a few days to adjust to the time change. I hate losing an hour in the spring! Anyways, I thought I would share with you all some photos I took of my victorian fireplace surround and overmantle. The Surround I purchased not quite a year ago...I purchased it at our local Antique Mall in nearby Newaygo, MI, and of course, gave it this wonderful new paint job (it's Linen white, which is very close to the same color as Rachel Ashwell's Simply Shabby Chic furniture). For a while I hung a pretty mirror over the top, but I always wanted to find an overmantle to place above it. Well, back around the end of Nov. beginning of Dec., I happen to be visiting that same Antique Mall, and propped against the counter was this overmantle (YIPPEE), and of course I snatched it right up! It had already been stripped of whatever paint or stain it may of had, which made it sooo much easier to give the makeover to. So, I painted it the same Linen white, and because it didn't have any mirror, I chose to place behind the opening this beautiful Sonie Ames print of these wonderful pink roses. Now, of course, we don't have a fireplace in our home, but I had seen in lots of magazines, of people placing a lace panel in the opening, and so I purchased on Ebay this lovely vintage rose patterned lace panel, and Ta Da! I have displayed some of my pretty china pieces and vintage candleholders with prisms on it, and I just LOVE it :)
Hope all of you ladies have yourself a wonderful, creative week!!