Silhouette Mantel

It’s March 2nd but I realized that I never shared my Valentine’s Day mantel.  (Such a slacker!)  So let’s just pretend that it’s still February, shall we?

I decided I wanted to do something with my slightly hoardish collection of mirrors that I had gathered from various places the past year.  Most of the mirrors were from thrift stores with the exception of one that I bought at a country auction in Arizona.

I laid them out over the living room floor hoping that inspiration would hit while my furry assistant assessed the collection.

I decided on a layout having each mirror represent a member of our family and then hung them on the wall over the fireplace mantel to see if I liked the placement.  (They stayed that way for a few days.)

I then broke out the spray paint and painted mine and my daughter’s mirrors Rustoleum Heritage White and my husband and boys’ mirrors Krylon Bright Red.  I had black vinyl silhouettes made to represent each member of our family and placed them on the mirrors.

So here is the finished Valentine’s silhouette mantel design.  (I also had a Valentine banner hanging from the mantel but took it down after February 14th.)
Now I need to start thinking about a St. Patrick’s day mantel!
What about you?  Do you change your mantel decor with the holidays?

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Comments

  1. Whoa! Love love love this idea!! The mirrors look amazing!

  2. Swede Dreamer says:

    What a great idea and special gift to your family! Love the bright red!! I am a new follower~hope you will return the visit! Have a great day~Angie

  3. miss flibbertigibbet says:

    So pretty! great idea!
    Lorraine

  4. The Remodeled Life says:

    Such a cute idea! I love the collection of mirrors!! I'm a new follower!

  5. Funky Junk Interiors says:

    what a sweet idea! really offers up a mirror in a different way. :)

    Donna

  6. I only change my mantel for Christmas in terms of holidays. Other times I just change it to get a new look. I think I envy those who have the time and the stuff to change it for the holidays. I can get the stuff (read make the stuff), but after a full day at my flower shop my energy level is zero. I also have to do a considerable amount pf visual merchandising at the shop. So even when I have the energy, the ideas sometimes don't come.

  7. Our Pinteresting Family says:

    So beautiful! I love the colors!

    Megan

  8. I love how this turned out! I like to buy mirrors with cool frames too! The silhouette really make it interesting though! I am a new follower!