11.05.2010

Giving Thanks.




Ok, now that that's out of the way.....

Fiddled with my mantle today....I needed to take down everything in preparation for the great popcorn removal party next weekend, but I didn't want to look at an empty space all week, so I pared everything down a bit with a Thanksgiving theme.



 I'm so not happy with my camera.  Just so you know.  I can never get the light right in here.  So you get to see grainy shots each and every time I decide to showcase this cave of a room.


I made that banner last year.  I'd iron it, but it's only going to be up for a week.  If by some miracle the popcorn ceiling frenzy only takes one week, I'll press it and rehang it.  For now, pretend they're flat, k?


Not gonna lie, I am sooooooo tempted to paint that brick.  My fingers actually itch with temptation.  I'm hoping covering the top portion above the ledge with white panels will help.  


I'm sharing this little diddy with Momma Hen's Thanksgiving inspired decor linky HERE.

25 comments:

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

Beautiful!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your mantel looks gorgeous!! I love it!

Shannon @ The House Creative said...

Love the mantel. Too bad my daughters room isnt complete at all. I just finished her bed, and I still need to paint. urg!

Amy Kinser said...

Of course your banner is flat. I see no wrinkles at all and it looks great.

Good luck removing the popcorn.

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I like your mantel. It looks very fall and festive and thanksgiving-y.

Good luck depopcorning the ceiling.

Andrea said...

Blessings and prayers,
andrea

NanaDiana said...

Looks great, Cindy. I once painted a brick fireplace too...and was really happy with the results. That being said...that's a huge fireplace you got there. Would your husband die? Tis a brave wench that will put a brush to that beauty- Hugs-Diana

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

I love how you are always tweaking yo stuff! Looks great! Glenco painted a brick fireplace for a friend of his....I would be tempted, but too chicken : < >

~ Regan said...

Oh Me likey! :P Can't wait to see what you do with the panels... And bet you can't wait to say goodbye to that ceiling! I can't say I blame ya....

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

I love your tweaks! I have a bunch of vintage clutter on my mantel in need of editing... Am inspired (as usual) now. Also appreciated your admission of lighting troubles... I just (FINALLY) linked to your kids party after procrastinating due to poor pics. Thanks for hosting!
hugs,
Leslie

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Popcorn removal! Come do mine okay? At least give us all the details so I know what to do and not to do. Love you tweak. You are such a good tweaker!

Tina said...

Cindy, I LOVE your mantle!! Our mantle is one of the things I ALWAYS struggle with...nothing ever looks right. Can you pop on over to give me some advice ? Yours is gorgeous and I LOVE the banner:) ~ Tina xx

Claudia said...

Looks great! Good luck with the popcorn removal - it will all be over soon.

xo
Claudai

Love of the Sea said...

I love your fireplace. What color would you paint it?

Brenda Kula said...

Cindy, we had some popcorn ceiling removed in our bathrooms several years ago. But if I had it to do over, I'd cover it with bead board. I ended up with respiratory problems, but then I have asthma. We also had our brick fireplace covered. The guy did it with plywood and marble. We love it.
Brenda

Brenda Kula said...

Oh, I'm assuming you meant the popcorn ceiling. Maybe you meant something else!
Brenda

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

your mantel looks fabulous. I love the banner. I think I need to make one ;)

Melanie said...

Love your mantle & fireplace surround decor. The white accessories really work with the brick. Don't worry about ironing the banner - it looks just fine the way it is.

MommaHensCoop said...

I LOVE your mantle!! I love each and every detail . Esspecially the doves holding up the banner. It look totally FAB . Thank you so much for sharing it with me. I think I will hold this holiday linky more often, I enjoy seeing everyones work!

Michele Lewis said...

I definitely love your knack for mantles! Of course the holidays get me anyway. Maybe I'll be a designer specializing in the holidays!!!

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~It really looks so pretty!! :) Im having a hard time decorating my mantle currently..lol..kind of in a slump!!~*Yours is lovely~*~Hugs, Rachel~*

Deb said...

Your mantle looks awesome Cindy...I love it! I 've been wanting to make a banner like that, maybe for Christmas. Good luck with the popcorn party...hope it goes well but I don't envy you. ~Deb~

Deb said...

And...I painted our brick fireplace white last year and have had no regrets...I love it! ~Deb~

gina3 said...

This looks great! Love the mantel too. I know what you mean about "itching to paint" something. I love the look of painted brick especially when it looks like the paint has weathered off a bit. Can't wait to see what you do.

Lindy said...

Your mantle looks so, so pretty. I love the banner and your choice of white and neutral colors -- so easy to live with. And, as pretty as this is I'd want to keep it like this for a while!

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