Wednesday, October 7, 2009

~ Bathroom Mantel ~







I purchased this chippy shabby fireplace mantel about a year ago and thought hmmmmm....possibly surrounding a window. When you have a little bit of boring window areas, what better way to perk them up than with something out of the ordinary. Ta Da, I think it worked well. It is very hard to get a good picture with the glare of the outside light, but you get the idea. Now all I need is some tattered old lace and fabric to drape behind the fireplace mantel to add that shabby subtleness we all love. Now on to the next room.....

42 comments:

  1. That is absolutely beautiful! It just makes that window, maybe the whole room?!

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  2. That is sooooooo gorgeous!
    bunny hugs,
    shell

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  3. What a great idea, think outside the box! Have a great day, Ciao Rita

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  4. Oh my but that is just heavenly! What a clever idea! Stunning just stunning! Well done
    Sharon

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  5. I love it!!!! Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings~

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  6. What a wonderful idea. I just love it. Hugs, Marty

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  7. That looks FABULOUS! Very Very nice.... I'm all for architectural elements throughout the home. I'm sure this makes the bathroom even more interesting. Love it!

    Have a Good ONe-

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  8. What a fabulous idea! Did you have to re size the mantel? I know I don't have a window one would fit.

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  9. I absolutely love it! It is definitely something I would do! Anything to add architectural interest, go for it!

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous! wonderful find & idea.

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  11. What a perfect place to have put your mantle! Beautiful, Lovin it!
    Jena

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  12. What an unusually clever outcome! I love it!

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  13. Shut ~~~~ UP!!! I would never in a million years think of this! It is perfect and beautiful and I covet it!! COVET IT!!

    Have a great day!!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  14. Get outta town...that is beautiful!
    Debbie

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  15. It looks gorgeous, so amazing it fits perfectly! Great idea, now you have me looking.I love mantles, and I have one in front of some shelving. Yours is so detailed, they are quite expensive here, you have to search hard for a bargain!
    Sue

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  16. Hi Tiina~

    Thank you for your sweet comments, it mean so much to hear your words. Oh my GOSH…Ahhh what a LOVELY piece!!! You are AMAZING taking a piece like this and reinventing it into this LOVELY window frame. SO PRETTY!!! I am speechless. I LOVE it!

    ~Miss Kris~

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  17. Now that's really creative! I love this look! Amazing that it was the perfect size and the results are the best!
    My Best
    Gale

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  18. Lovely and very creative. I love unique uses of architectual items like this. Sea Witch

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  19. What a great idea! you're sooooo creative!

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  20. What a GREAT Idea! Love the way it turned out!

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  21. That is just beyond KEWL!!!! I hope you photograph it again after the other touches,,,maybe a night shot..just so creative!!!!

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  22. What a truly unique and fabulous idea!!! I love old mantels!

    :) T

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  23. That is GREAT! Never would have thought of using an old mantel like this! By the way...Jennifer said to cancel your lawaway. Since we got the initial payment, I will get you a check for it. Then you can take Brian Picallo home!
    Denis

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  24. Are you ever overwhelmed by just how smart and creative you are? ha! I love it! ~Mindy

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  25. Love it,Tiina! Only YOU would think of something so clever!

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  26. What a unique idea and it looks awesome Tiina!
    Kudos! Love ~ Maureen

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  27. What an incredible display of your creative mind! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  28. Wow what an awesome idea ! I love it !! How did you attach it or will it just stay there by standing ?
    Very pretty !!
    xoxo
    Lori

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  29. What a wonderful idea! It looks beautiful!!
    Michelle

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  30. I love the way you have used the overmantle, it is so unique, so clever of you to think of putting it there, I love love it just the way you have it...I will see you again, thanks for sharing

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  31. What an amazingly creative idea!!! I love it...

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  32. Beautiful as always! I can imagine how you were able to get that piece to stay in place. :)

    xo...deb

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  33. Fabulous! It's gorgeous!!!

    Blessings,

    Kim

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  34. Who would of thunk it? I guess you did! Character and architecture... essentials in charm...WOW! That packs a punch.
    Lee

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  35. Wow! What a cool idea. I'll look at fireplace mantles in a whole new way.

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  36. Love it! What luck that it actually fit! You can pat yourself on the back for that one! Great idea!
    Theothertheresa

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  37. A super STUNNING and unique idea! AWESOME!

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  38. What a BEYOND great idea....!! ~
    We too have a LARGE window in our master bathroom that I would love to do somethings like this with as well. ~~~
    OK....THE HUNT IS ON NOW. ~~
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    BTW...do you sell those pillows that you have in your header ? ~~
    Rose
    http://delightfulclutter.blogspot.com/

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  39. I cannot add anything new to say that the rest of your admirers didn't cover. Clever & beautiful! How talented are YOU?

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