Happy White Wednesday.
I’ve been waiting for a nice day to take pics of the family room and mantel, but so far it’s been grey, grey, grey.
I find taking pics of my mantel difficult at the best of times. I don’t know if it’s because it’s a corner fireplace, or justy my lack of skill but the pics never seem to look as good as the real thing.
Anyway…here is my beachy summer mantel, yeah I know it’s kind of early but I’ve had my spring mantel up for a few months now and I’m ready for a change!
I don’t know if you can tell, but we painted the family room a color called silver streak by CIL paints. It’s a very pale blue/grey and looks very fresh in the room.
I’ve kept up the driftwood candle holder from the spring mantel shown here, but removed the greens and twigs.
Love this lantern that I got at homesense. I had visited PB and had an idea of what I wanted, without the PB price, and found comparables at homesense for a fraction of the cost. The shells and starfish I’ve had from previous years.
You may remember my post about getting this vase at GW complete with shells. I’ve added a few more thrift find shells along with a candle. The candle is getting shorter and my shell collection is getting larger! It is really magical at night when the lights are low and all the candles are lit up.
I found this old paddle at Aberfoyle a couple of years and have yet to find a spot for it. It’s just standing up beside the fireplace for now.
Hope you’ve enjoyed my newly decorated mantel!
Thanks for stopping by and
I’ll be linking up with:
Good Life Wednesdays @ a Beach Cottage
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
Transformation Thursdays @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a shoestring Decorating
Show and Tell Friday @ My romantic Home
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Amy Kinser says
I love your mantel, Kim. It does look so beachy and summery. It makes me want to spruce mine up a little. I will have to get my mind working on it and see what I can come up with. Thanks for always being such a great inspiration.
Blessings to you, Amy
Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal says
It looks beautiful! I have oar envy. I would love to find an old one here. You reminded me that I really want to try making one of those monkey fist knots. I love those!
It looks great Kim and that oar is a fantastic find.
sarah atmyyellowhouse says
It's so fresh and pretty! I really LOVE the driftwood – it makes such an impact wherever you move it to.
Kim, Love the driftwood, and the large letter, nice job, Now all we have to do is dream that we are in a tropical Island….
Kim @ Savvy Southern Style says
Kim, love the summer mantel. I haven't done mine yet, but was already thinking along the same lines. Love the hydrangeas in the post below this one. I saw those at our Costco, too, but they were pink. I need to go back and get some.
Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop says
Pretty,pretty,pretty……did I say pretty?!!!! Love it!xoxo
I absolutely love it. I live in Florida and am a BEACH girl. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT
Red Gate Farm says
Looks fabulous! Now if we could just get some summery weather… no wait, I'd even settle for SPRING!
Heaven's Walk says
Swooning here, Kim!!! lol! Love what you did with the mantel – and that driftwood up there really adds alot of charm and beachy-ness! ♥
Looks great, I love the beachy look! I already put all my seashells and summer decor out as well. 🙂
ℳartina @ Northern Nesting says
Kim I LOVE IT!! Martina
A Vintage Vine says
Beautiful! I need to get down my Easter Decor…I think I'm alittle behind you….thanks for the inspiration!!! Also know as a "kick in the pants".
your mantel is so pretty, Kim. I love the old oar, and the new paint looks fresh and springy.
Blondie's Journal says
I love your new paint color, it's the perfect shade of gray, which I am really loving and thinking of using for my living room. Your mantel looks gorgeous, very summery and beachy. The oar is fantastic as is your piece of driftwood. Wish we had a Homesense around here…I love the lantern! I need to get to work on a summer mantel! ;-D
your new mantel is perfect. I like too much your rope, shell collection and your pictures:)) This decoration is very fresh, clead and beauty!
Bye and hugs Vla´dka
the industrial cottage says
I like it a lot! I have been eyeballing some lanterns… Thanks for the ideas.
I love the beachy look on the mantel. After seeing your drift wood candle holder you know all of us DIYers are on the look for the perfect piece of driftwood this summer.
Petite Michelle Louise says
it's so beachy chic. j'adore! and your new wall color is so refreshing! 🙂
Terri Weston says
Love the lantern, white, glass, all components together with the shells beautiful!
Natalie Cross says
hey! I'm your newest follower and just have to tell you i love your style! really soft, pretty and beachy! gorgeous!
Sunshine and Lavender says
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful spring mantle at The Shabby Chic Cottage. I love your style. I too am very ready for summer to be here!
Sally Lee by the Sea says
Kim – this is FAB!!! I just love everything about it, well done. :O)
Visiting from Good Life Wednesday today.
Beach Glass Shop says
Love love love this mantel! Tempting…..
Love it – it looks really nice and fresh and makes me ready for summer! Love the paint color – I just painted my bedroom a similar color.
Craftberry Bush says
Hi Kim…so peaceful…I adore it ! hugs from down the road (Ajax) xo
Craftberry Bush says
Oh and I'm your newest fan ! xo
Gorgeous mantel, Kim !! Love all of the white and coastal accents. So fresh and beautiful. *Becca*
Love your mantle! Everything is just wonderful. Glad you added your link to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.
Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack says
I love the new wall color…very soothing! You've done a great job on the mantel, Kim! It's perfect. I love the oar off to the side. Now you have me thinking summer. Drats 🙂
Have a wonderful weekend!
Your mantel looks awesome and I love the lantern!
Cat & Cricket says
classic • casual • home says
The drift wood looks great. Artist and organic. I just put a white mirror above my mantel, too and I love it.
love the mantel…the driftwood candle holder is great!
cheryl x your newest follower
Seaside Style says
Love the Mantel! Great job! I am your newest follower!
Anna Ashley says
what type of rope is that?