Summer is in full swing now....
and with that brings us thoughts of beaches and the ocean.
Living here at the beach really influences the way I do my decorating.
This year I wavered between doing a
full out patriotic decor or just skipping it
going straight to my beach decor I love.
The beach decor won out.
Last year I put up the patriotic mantel and got so tired of
having it up for
Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day.
That was 3 months of red, white and blue in an all beach blue, white and sand colored home.
Way too much for way too long.
So this year I am skipping it completely
and going to straight to the beach for my mantel.
If you follow me - you know that we placed this faux pallet board background
on the wall above the mantel in January.
I love it - it gives me the rustic, weathered backdrop that I wanted for my mantel vignettes.
For the summer I changed out the resident book page wreath
for this white burlap wreath I made a couple years ago.
I love the texture that it gives this whole vignette.
Right below the wreath I placed a new piece of art
I just finished.
This is a shim art project I will be telling you about later this week.
I saw something similar to this at Ace hardware and this is my play on it.
On the mantel itself I placed
a white ceramic shell lying on its side,
two blue candle holders I picked up at Target on clearance last fall
Actually, I had everything here already -
I only had to make the art.
This is a closer look at the beach art I did... I love it...
It looks so rustic and weathered like its
been at the beach for awhile....
I like the simplicity of this mantel
it gives us the "beachy" feel I am going for
along with plenty of texture.
It blends so well with the rest of the living room...
Have you put your summer decor out
are you going with a patriotic theme right now?
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