Sunday, September 22, 2013

Mantel Decorated With Garage Sale Finds

I bought this faux fireplace for the family room in the basement but when I brought it home I thought I would try it in the master bedroom and see how it looked.  Well, that is where it stayed.  It really dressed up the room and gave it a finished look.

I had also bought this fabulous wood piece at a garage sale a few weeks earlier that I did not know what I was going to do with, but for $5 I figured I could find a place for it later.  It worked perfectly over the fireplace.

I wanted an overall neutral feel to the mantel so I just quickly placed some things I had laying around the house on the mantel to see how it would look.  When I was finished I realized that almost everything I had placed on the mantel I had gotten at garage sales.

The white pedestal bowl I had gotten at a garage sale for 75 cents and spray painted white.  The little bird is one of a set of two that I paid only a dollar for.

The clock face I bought at a sale for $2.00 and the silver tray I paid only 50 cents for. I was pleasantly surprised to realize it was the perfect size as a base for my cloche.  I even bought the large pine cone at a garage sale, a bag of 3 for $1.00.  It is amazing what you can pick up at garage sales.

And of course the crowning piece that I only paid $5.00 for.  Can you believe it? When I bought this piece I had no idea what it was, I just knew I loved it.  When I got home I googled the company name on the the piece and discovered it is an old stove board that was made to protect wood floors from heat damage.

Here is the finished mantel decorated with garage sale finds totaling $10.25. The pictures, cloche, and small pine cones I already had.  What a deal!

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  1. Very pretty! LOVE the wood piece on the wall. What a great find!

  2. Nice. A stack of about three books laying flat in the middle would look good.

  3. You've been holding out on me! This looks wonderful, as do all of your vignettes! You are the queen of accessories my dear! This is your gift to us and your home (and sometimes to my home too!)

  4. Simple and just right!! Love your vintage finds and you sure can't beat the prices you paid. Great job!

  5. My favorite kind of decor! Chic and unique. Great finds at great prices and so beautifully displayed.
    Love it!

  6. So pretty! I LOVE that wood piece...$5?? What a steal! Lucky you :) Laurel

  7. Love your decor-the pine cones and the wood piece are great! What wonderful finds you have, all to make a beautiful vignette.

  8. Love your fireplace and that great wood find ... everything looks lovely together :)

  9. I really love your garage sale finds!!


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