Thursday, November 30, 2017

Friday Faves...A Copper-y Christmas Mantel

It's the most wonderful time of the year!
I love the Reason for the Season-the birth of Jesus Christ our Lord.
I love gathering and celebrating with family and friends.
I love baking my favorite cinnamon-cranberry bread and Christmas cookies.
I love shopping for gifts for my loved ones.
I love, love, love decorating my home for Christmas.

This year I started with my mantel, sat back and looked at it for a few days, 
then tweaked a few things until I was happy with the result.

My idea started with some copper candlesticks from World Market.
Then, with the help of two different tones of copper paint, (one spray paint and one craft paint),
I refreshed a pair of decades old candle holders, painted some old jingle bells I had,
and spruced up some inexpensive deer purchased at Walmart.

I am pleased with how it turned out and happy to have given some new life
 to some old objects that were tucked away in my decorations stash.
I used this spray paint for a base coat.
When that was dry I brushed on this craft paint, then wiped off the excess with paper towels.
This gave more of a two dimensional look instead of a flat look to the faux copper items.

Well, it's almost Friday, friends!
Have a HAPPY, HAPPY Friday
a safe and BLESSED weekend!



  1. SEHR schöne WEIHNACHTSDEKO.....

    wünsche noch eine schöne WEIHNACHTSZEIT
    bis bald die BIRGIT aus TIROL

    1. Thank you for stopping by and commenting on by my blog!

    2. And Merry Christmas to you, too!

  2. I subscribe to your blog by Feedly, so I see everything you post. I may not comment as often as others, but I love the way you do things, Elizabeth. I love how thoughtful and intentional you are about your home and your walk with the Lord. The copper is stunning! God bless you, dear friend across the miles.

    1. I use feedly as my blog reader as well! Thanks for your encouragement, Julie!

  3. Your mantel is beautiful. I haven't begun to decorate but will start soon. You've inspired me to redo a few things in my stash. Thank you for sharing part of your home - I always love to see what you've done.

  4. I went through my inbox this morning, deleting "fluffy" Christmas emails, but always click on your posts. As usual, I was not disappointed. Lovely, and pointing us to Jesus. Christmas blessings, Elizabeth. (Oh--and thanks for sharing your resources.)

    1. Marilyn, I appreciate your encouragement to me!

  5. It turned out fabulous, Elizabeth! Love the look! Great job!

  6. How beautiful your mantel look. The greenery is perfect with all the copper.

    1. Thank you, Amalia! The candlesticks are copper, but the rest is the magic of spray paint!

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    1. Thank you so much, Debbi! I'm glad you popped by!

  8. Your mantle is absolutely gorgeous. I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall party that starts at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.


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