Remember the random mantle I had in my garage that I decided to fix up? Well, I am finished.
And guess what? It didn't turn out the way I wanted. But we hung it up anyway. I wanted it just a plain bright white BUT because it was so old and messed up I decided to antique/distress it a little to disguise the damage. The stain I used was too dark and now it is a brownish color that I don't love.
Maybe someday I'll repaint it. But for now I was so ready to be done.
Now I'm having trouble styling it. I like just a couple of large items on a mantle.
BUT I have so many little decor items that I love and that do not have a home in my new house. And I want to use them somewhere! So I put them on the mantle but I don't think I like it. You know that unsettled feeling you have when you walk by a room in your house and it's just not done? That's the feeling I'm getting with this mantle. Maybe too cluttered. I will probably have to change it and find somewhere else for my cute birds, elephant, and bowls to go. But where??
Why is home decorating so hard and nothing turns out like your dreams?
I do like the mantle, don't get my wrong. I think the antiquing turned out nice. I just feel like a bright white against the brick would look more like what I was going for.
Which way is better? Maybe the red bowls/flower is too much.
And here is a fun chair I picked up for $8 at a garage sale! Mack has claimed it as his own and pushes anyone out who tries to sit in it.