I had been wanting to replace the barn picture on our mantel for awhile now. I still love it but was ready for a change.
They were cheap at under $2 a piece and rough. Perfect. Jason measured and cut the angles.
We stained it using leftover stain we found in the garage from our nook project. Jason connected each piece together using "L" brackets.
And my giant frame came to life at just under $12 total cost. Gotta love that!
Then it was time to accessorize. The giant frame would not cut it alone. I added an old window frame and two old frames. I painted one in my favorite DecoArt Spa Blue for a fun splash of color.
Filled the larger one with artwork by my five year old and the smaller one with a favorite wedding photo. The little birdie I love and I gotta keep my Scrabble tiles handy for changing up the word on top of the toy shelf!
Of course, in honor of summer and because I am a sucker for a cute pennant banner, I had to make a mini one for the old window! Makes me smile everytime.
I am calling it the "Happy Mantel"!
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