"Oh yes I did!"
I made a big change to my fireplace mantel.........again. Yep. I didn't plan it at all. It just happened. It was as if a light bulb went off in my head and I had to try it out. Lo and behold, I liked it! Here is what I did.
Now, I know what you're going to say. What the heck?! There is a reason I did this. My husband decided it was time to get a new bigger flat screen TV for our cabinet. We had one of those old bulky heavy kind with the glass screen. Remember those? Yep! We had it for a VERY LONG time. So........now that we have a bigger size screen (which we love, BTW) my doors to the TV cabinet no longer fit. They had to be removed. So, rather than storing them somewhere (and my husband was going to try to retrofit them for future use on the cabinet) I decided to use them like people do with shutters, old doors, old windows, architectural salvage etc. I used them to decorate with!
Here is the new TV that caused it all.
We really like watching TV even more now, I must say.
There was a bit of inspiration for this as well. If you follow the Cote De Texas blog, you may recall someone that is featured quite a bit. Her name is Sally Wheat. She has the most beautiful home to me! Here is a picture of her family room.
source: Cote De Texas/Sally Wheat's home
I love the grey doors on each side of her fireplace! I love the white slip covered sofas and the little pops of pink in the room. So............now you know why I thought adding some cabinets doors for interest and a touch of grey color appealed to me.
Now I wonder sometimes if I should paint this glass door cabinet to match my TV cabinet on the other side. Hmmm............
I probably won't, but the thought has crossed my mind. For now, I'm enjoying this change.
Oh, and I know you're wondering about my dog picture that used to be here. I am going to be repaint the frame and hang it elsewhere. I will show you that after it's done. Bella isn't going anywhere! Ha!
So, what do you think? Have I lost my mind? Is it hokey to prop cabinet doors above the mantel or did I score a touchdown?
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Kelly ~
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