Yesterday I gave a sneak peak of my winter mantle. I threw together a shabby wreath that I had shown HERE
I completed the surround today. I kept it pretty simple. Here is the inspiration (I added a mercury glass acorn to the wreath that I hadn't shown in the post yesterday)
A burlap runner spreads across the top. An apothecary jar holds all of my vintage glass door knobs. Two little birds sit side by side.
I left the "Our Nest" sign up that I had hanging with my Christmas mantle scape. I made this out of a large piece of vintage cedar. Wood scrolls encase each corner. Photos of a bird and a nest I printed from the GRAPHICS FAIRY embellish each side.
I mentioned recently that I would give a tutorial as to how I painted my brick wall.
Believe it or not, it was pretty simple painting this monster wall...
Here is the before:
I simply rolled on one coat of flat paint. I didn't worry about covering every nook and crannie because I planned on distressing it anyway....
After I was done with the painting, I used a 50 grit sandpaper and my palm sander. It took about an hour to do the entire wall....This is the end result.