I just gave the fireplace a facelift. Gregg and I hit Pier One’s after Christmas clearance section and found some really beautiful candle holders.Pin It
I tried to work without it, but honestly, I was a little bit handicapped. I tried using a notebook with a pen, but it wasn’t the same. My white board is an organizational tool that my brain uses as a leftover to my career days when I had two huge white boards going in my office at all times. It think better using one. I plot better. I write better.
But there was no way that big ugly thing was coming into my dining room.Pin It
Then I saw this post about how to make a faux fireplace by Ann Marie at Household6Diva.
I am not a great decorating ideas person. I think you’ve seen enough of my house in pictures to realize that it just simply isn’t my area. But, I’m great at copying. So, I saw this post and it got me thinking. How would candles look in the fireplace?
It took me more time making a decision about which flowers I wanted on this wreath than it did for me to put it together. No kidding, five minutes after I laid out the supplies, I was hanging the wreath on my door. Buying everything new (including the wreath – but, really, you only need one for the entire year), the total cost was $25.
I’ll be honest with you, I’ve hesitated about doing this post for a while now. I am not a decorator, nor do I pretend to be. I don’t know what to do or how to do it. I can copy what someone else has done, but when I go to copy it, I have a super incredible really hard time spending the money to do it.
Case in point: my husband built the bookshelves and fireplace mantle you’ll see in these pictures in August when he was home for vacation. In August. Most of the shelves are still bare. I just really don’t know what to put on them.
But, in the spirit of the Yule, and in hoping that after I hit the after Christmas mega sales on decorating items, this will bring you a little bit of joy and maybe provide me with a “look how much I improved since last year” post next year. :)