I just discovered that The Lettered Cottage is having a summer mantel link party. I’m at the cottage and only have one camera and memory card with me, and not all my mantel pictures are on my laptop. But I don’t want to miss out on the fun, so I’ve put together some pictures that I have on hand.
After we finished making over our fireplace this past winter, I couldn’t figure out what to hang above the mantel. I wanted it to be something different and unexpected. And then I came across an awesome bubble “light fixture” project by Jenna at Homeslice, and it was a total AH-HA! moment :-)
This is how my bubble project turned out. If you’d like to read about how hubby and I put it all together, click here.
Someone suggested hanging a mirror on the wall to reflect the bubbles. Great idea! I found one on Kijiji that was the perfect size – sold for $35!
Oh yeah, double the bubbleliciousness! But figuring out how to style the mantel was a big pain – it was too plain with nothing, but I didn’t want it cluttered and overshadowing the bubbles. I decided to keep with the bubbly theme and display my glass floats.
This is the best picture that I have on hand of the whole mantel. I took it a few weeks ago when I had an art party at my house – hence all the art!
And that’s my summer mantel. Head on over to The Lettered Cottage to get lots of great summer mantel inspiration :-)