August 2, 2016

Coastal Summer Mantel

Hi there! I finally got around to decorating my mantel for summer... Yeah... I know, I'm a little late to the game, but I made it!
Coastal Summer Mantel

What's funny is in the "blogging world" I should be gearing up for fall. Well, I don't usually follow the rest of the crowd.  I'm more into enjoying the moment. :) I hope all of you are, too! Because everyday is a gift, we are not promised tomorrow....

So, today, I'm going to enjoy my summery mantel and I'll think about fall, when the night comes a bit earlier and the leaves start turning their beautiful colors...

I tried something new for this mantel and I can't wait to share, I saw this paint on a fellow bloggers site and I knew I had to try it!!

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I searched everywhere for this spray paint and I could only find it at Hobby Lobby and Amazon. It is soooo awesome! I purchased the Krylon Sea Glass in Seafoam and one in Aqua.
Sea Glass Painted Bottles

Apparently, they have it online in Cornflower, Rose, Amber, Ice, Lemon, and Ruby!

It's super easy to use, just like spray painting anything else. You just need a couple of coats to get even coverage.

Look how cool!
Sea Glass Painted Bottles

I love how they turned out!  I knew I wanted to use them on my mantel, along with some other summery decor.

Starting on the left...  I still love those Rustic Wood Lanterns we made at Christmas time....
Summer Lantern, Sea Glass and Shells

They were soooo easy to make! Don't they look summery here with the Sea Glass Bottles?

That conch shell has a wonderful memory attached to it... Hubby and I picked that out when we were on our cruise to the Bahamas on our 25th wedding anniversary <3....
Bahama Conch Shell

I found these two little stork lovebirds at a yard sale over 20 years ago... they are so cute!
Stork Love Birds

Then, my summer staple... the large hurricane vase with sand and shells... a couple of years ago I found those palm fronds at the Dollar Tree.  I've left them like this... it works!
Sand, Shells and Palm Fronds

Plus the other Rustic Wood Lantern... painted Sea Glass bottles and another large shell I found on the beach.

When I go to the beach, my favorite thing to do is hunt for sea shells. That little shell by the lantern is a special one to Hubby.  That shell was his Grandmothers, and she used to keep in on a tiny little shelf. Life is full of beautiful memories... Have a beautiful week.

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Lori -thestonybrookhouse
Lori -thestonybrookhouse

I have been blogging for about 4 years and I enjoy sharing all the things that go on here at The Stonybrook House. From building to decorating, crafting and cooking, and so much more. I enjoy gardening and a healthy lifestyle. Most importantly I love The Lord Jesus my Savior and my wonderful hubby of 28 years!