Well, this metal filled winter fireplace mantel project was not planned.
And it’s entirely possible that’s why this DIY home decor vs just cleaning happened! I think I’m going to quit planning. 🙂
Welcome to Heap of Change #3! The event where you are challenged to get your home back, through decluttering and organizing! I’ll be showing you what I do first, then our team coaches , then YOU! 🙂
Here’s HOW TO JOIN THE CHALLENGE.
When we returned from Disneyland after Christmas, they were still looking good!
But then my paint studio purging bug hit. And I forgotaboutit.
No wonder… it’s Jan 28th. This JUST came down this week! 🙂
And with the fireplace filled to the brim with tax receipts that needed burning anyway, I’d had my fill. This needed to get revamped. NOW.
Side note? I had NO idea the trunk ottoman was that beat up on the other side. It looks like the cats had a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS! 😀
Pictures never do lie, do they? Yikes… And socks?!
Oh dear. Let’s fix this mess.
Everything was removed and cleaned, except for the deer head. I wasn’t tired of it yet, so I worked around it.
No need to dry them. I think they might be done… 😀
A mix of metal loaded with great old patina were stacked first, then the hydrangeas were randomly placed, as if spilling out of some things.
Here’s how I treat metal to keep that sheen.
Oh… and the trunk got spun around again. 😉
The metal mantel chimes in well with the junk funnel lamp.
But… I’m busted. The above shot isn’t new.
This is on the vintage signed up side table instead. The greens are faux.
I hope this little photoshoot has shown you that my home is far from neat and tidy and perfect all the time. If you let something go, it goes down hill fast!
I did more to this room though, but it isn’t ready for an official after yet. So I’ll save that for another day.
But know? This deep clean ended up taking all day. ALL DAY. But now, the room has a different look. It’s as if the fuzzy edges have all been sharpened up.
Now, when I look at the room, I have pride. And with that pride, comes more diligence to keep it that way moreso.
Imagine if we did this to a given room once a month throughout the year, we’d probably enjoy our homes a WHOLE lot more. So I’m going to keep that thought in mind as we move into February.
With that said, it’s your turn to shine. But before I take you further, I’d just like to add, this is our last Heap of Change event as is. Jan has now come and gone, and with Feb brings new (taxes?) focuses.
So… I’d like to ask you this…
I love that you felt challenged enough to participate and change your homes along with me! Do you still desire to be challenged in some way? Maybe once a month? If so, any thought on topics? I’d love to hear how I can involve you if you wish to be involved! Please let me know in comments what you’d like to see moving forward, if anything. Then watch the blog, for how we will proceed.
So… ready for more?
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And all 2015 organizing posts HERE.