Today I wanted to share a simple mantle scape that I've had up in our home for the past month. The best things about this is that I used items that we had on hand so there was no extra expense, I was able to show off my growing camera collection and added a little bit of color to our fairly neutral room!
Let's work our way from top to bottom, shall we? I purchased the arrow prints from Olive and Birch, which has so many great prints for under $5! I love the ombre color effect of the arrows and that I have the flexibility to change the prints direction and get a whole new look! The White frames were $1.50 from Ikea - they're not heavy at all so I was able to use Command Wall Strips to hang them! Yes! No holes!
Our fireplace mantle is barely a mantle. When we first bought our home I HATED (yes, I know that's not a nice word, but it's true) the brick. I felt like it dated our home and I had a difficult time finding a paint color that worked with the wooden beam on our ceiling and the red bricks. I would still love to "box" the entire fireplace in and give it more of a built in look, but that's for another time and another wallet! I took my 3 Pottery Barn Mercury Glass Candle Pillars and placed them on the outside of the mantle, added my old cameras, a few Narnia hardcover books (for the color), one candle holder and the metal "J" for Jessup.
I made sure that all of my pieces were at different heights to keep the eyes moving so the design didn't feel stagnant.
That's it! I love showing off my growing vintage camera collection instead of having them sitting on shelves where they get lost and no love!
Have a great day!