I’ve been semi-unhappy with the way our mantel looked ever since I hung the big rectangular mirror several months ago. (Unfortunately, this is the only “before” picture I could come up with. . .) I think there were too many straight edges with the door/window on each side.
My parents (on one of their shopping trips—they’re good shoppers) found these mirrors at Pier1 on clearance:
This particular one had several nicks and scratches so they reduced it even further. I think the final price was around $40.
After some matte black spray paint:
I went around the house and accessorized with some things I already had, including greenery from our yard, and some artwork and old bottles I bought at the flea market.
In non-mantel related news, we have our first bloom of ummmm. . . . Spring? My kids are sad that we haven’t had one flurry of snow yet and now we have Spring flowers. They’re still holding out hope.