Did I mention I love anything monogrammed? After being inspired by John and Sherry's Magazine Monograms sold in their online shop I decided to take it a step further. Why not use our names with their definitions in a frame?
I decided to swing by Goodwill and see if I could find any cheapy frames to paint. $3.00 later...
A couple of coats of black paint...
Next Up: Itty bitty shelf
This one is pretty self explanatory, so I'll just post the before and after pics. Total shelf price: $2.99!! Yowee!
Gag me with a spoon!
Drum roll please!!
Not too terrible right? I was able to find two pieces at Hobby Lobby to stick over the mantel. Knowing my husband was completely against leaning anything, I bought a mirror and this metal piece (reminds me of a shield, which is why he probably chose this). I was so surprised when I tried the mirror out how weird it looked and how distracting it was. I was totally banking on this being the better fit of the two. You could see the ceiling fan moving when you sat on the couch and it just looked very out of place. So we decided on the shield. (I ended up keeping the mirror for a guest bedroom).
There you have it. Not much, but it's a start right?
Still Hating that Blasted Fireplace Arch,