For some reason, I've never decorated my mantel for spring. After starting my blog this past January, I have been inspired by all the pretty and creative mantels. I have been switching out things on my mantel for a week now. I wasn't satisfied with anything I did. I removed my mirror that had been hanging over the fireplace since it was put in a couple of years ago. I went to my storage shed and brought in a mirror that I picked up years ago at a yard sale. I think I paid 50 cents for it. The finish was dark and a little rough looking. I cleaned it up and spray painted it with an ivory spray paint.
This is what my mantel looks like with the painted mirror. I must apologize for this picture. I had to use a lot of interior lighting because it has been overcast and raining of and on for days. The interior lights cause a glare on the mirror and no matter how many pics I took, I couldn't get a good one.
On one end of the mantel, I used a bright green container with faux dogwood blossoms.
On the opposite end, I have an urn which is another garage sale find. I got it a couple of years ago for a couple of dollars. It is wooden with a hand carved design. When I bought it, I had every intention of painting it because it did not go anywhere in my house. Now I'm glad I didn't do it.
In the middle, are my two favorite bunnies with a vase of azaleas. The azaleas bring out the flowers on the urn.
Since the mirror was so large, it looked bare. So I added a grapevine wreath and inserted a few white flowers. It still seems a little bare to me but that's probably because I usually put too many items on! Happy Spring!