Here are some photos of the mantel in my daughter's room. I have a few more projects to do before I finish the room, but my life has suddenly become extremely busy and I am lucky if I even get dinner made and the laundry done.
I just wanted a quick and inexpensive mantel makeover.
Here is a grainy before photo of the mantel-dark and boring.
I painted the mantel a glossy ivory. I did not want to spend much on decor- I painted the backside of art I already had with a buffalo check and I added some vessels from the thrift store.
I've had this antique dress form for years and love the way it looks in this room.
I prefer the simple look of the mantel and my daughter seems pleased too.