Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Picture Change

Hello everyone!

By now, you know how much I like to change things up around my house.  I often change things according to the season too.  With Spring around the corner, I decided to lighten up the mantel just a tad with a smaller and lighter picture.  I had a cow canvas hanging above it, but was ready for something lighter for now.  Don't worry, the cow canvas is safe and sound until I decide to use it again.  LOL!  


The good thing is that I have my grey painted cabinet doors propped up on the mantel which allows me to use smaller scale items without them looking too small. It creates a frame for other objects.  


So I placed my small botanical print that was hanging in the powder room in place of the cow canvas.  It allows more of the grey cabinet doors to show which really lightens up the space for Spring and Summer.


It would look completely lost without the cabinet doors behind it.  I love a layered look above the mantel anyway.


So, with moving that picture out of the powder room, I was left with an empty spot on the wall to fill.  I found this darling little deer picture to hang there.


I love the distressed frame and the subtle colors in the picture.


I thought about using this one over the mantel, but the actual picture size is smaller even though the frame is larger.  Does that make sense?  It didn't have the impact that I was looking for.  So, I think it's perfect in here instead.


No, this is not the picture I've been waiting on either!  I believe it is on a slow boat from China right now.  LOL!

I hope you enjoyed your visit here.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

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35 comments:

Stacey said...

The mantel looks great Kelly. I love the layered look and the cabinet doors are perfect. Wish I could find something like that to work with too. That's so much easier than always coming up with a huge piece of artwork.

The basket on the potty is perfect with the deer picture.

Is your slow boat from China artwork ordered from Decor Steals? One thing I ordered from them took forever!

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Have always admired your grey doors on the mantel. The picture looks wonderful leaning against it. I am a layering person as well.
Darling little deer picture .
Lets make this a great week!
Hugs, Gee

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Like the change and cute deer picture.

Ron said...

Kelly- I adore the deer picture. Looks so nice.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

very nice Aunt Kelly!! And the cabinet doors on the mantel make for a pretty backdrop and anchor the fireplace. great focal point

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Looking good Kelly! I love the mantels look, love those topiaries too!

❀ JoAnne said...

Your mantel looks beautiful, Kelly. I just love your botanical prints and the little deer print is adorable - such a nice frame too!

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Hi Kelly - liking your new mantel "do," perfect for spring. And now, let's talk about that deer picture, shall we? It is awesome!!!Is it something you picked up recently? Jane

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Love the changes Kelly especially those topiarys.

Suzan Sweatman said...

Love all the greys and whites - so fresh and perfect for Spring!
I layer everything too ( but like everything else I have a problem with layering a little too much LOL )
XOX

Christine Vandormolen said...

You can come over to my house anytime and feel free to MOVE things around!

NanaDiana said...

Your mantle looks wonderful. I love the changes and the subtle colors- xo Diana

Deserae said...

Love the changes you made to the mantle....the topiaries are so pretty! The picture in the powder room looks wonderful too!
~Des

Cozy Little House said...

Looks great! I like your coffee table too.
Brenda

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love those doors on you mantle and they do really pop with the smaller picture! I can't wait to see the picture that you are waiting on:)

chateau chic said...

Botanical prints are so pretty no matter where they end up. Yours shows off nicely in front of the gray doors.
Mary Alice

Olive said...

I love the deer print. Way better than eating my roses too:}

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your room is so pretty, Kelly. You are right that the doors help to add some weight and interest to arrangements. I especially love the blue bottles on the armoire. I'm kicking myself for selling my large blue bottle.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I like the layered look of your mantel. I'm going to have to keep that in mind for the future! Your little deer lithograph is adorable over your biffy, too.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I think layering is perfect for adding interest and depth. Your mantel is really lovely...all the time! I like every change you make and you never disappoint. Have a good rest of the week. ~Ann

Linda said...

I ALWAYS enjoy visiting here!! Everyone does!!

Blondie's Journal said...

I really like your mantel, Kelly! I am just getting into the groove of layering things on mine and what a difference. The deer picture is so cute and I love the basket...you know where! I never know what to put there! lol!

Love seeing your changes! :)

XO,
Jane

Junkchiccottage said...

Kelly,
I love the mantel. So pretty. I love your coffee table too that is really great.
Kris

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Such a serene feel to the mantel Kelly..really love it...i love the topiaries...are they real?...good choice with the deer print...so cute!!!...I always love your changes!!

Becca said...

Beautiful mantel, Kelly! I love the layers you always add ... your deer print is too cute ... and, your vignette on your coffee table is fantastic!

Holly Browning said...

Kelly...Your mantel looks beautiful with the botanical art and topiaries. Light and Springy. I love art with animals in nature.

Designs By Pinky said...

Love the change! EVERY time I see the molding below your mantle I think it says "Mom"!!!! Just my OLD eyes:):) Love the doors and love the deer pic too. ESPECIALLY love the topiaries, where did you get those???? XO, pinky

ImSoVintage said...

Love the new look of your mantle, Kelly and the deer print is adorable.
Hugs,
Laura

Bonnie said...

I love your mantel. Your home has such a serene and happy feel. You really have a natural talent for design and do it so well. I enjoy your blog very much and smile when I see a new post to view.

Sue said...

Simplicity at it's finest....such a peaceful looking room...Haven't been by in awhile...too addicted to Facebook...hope you are doing well....Sue

Lorraine Finkbeiner said...

I love your mantel! Simple and elegant! Frankly, I like seeing egg banners and SPRING written in GIANT COLORFUL letters in someone else's picture....but not in my house....great style!!

Anne said...

Kelly your mantle vignette looks perfect! I LOVE the layering with that picture!Sweet deer picture too! Oh I hate waiting for things.I too am waiting for a delivery but it will be awhile yet!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Kelly, I have had a similar deer print I got off Etsy for over a year now, but I haven't done anything with it because I haven't figured out what kind of frame to use. I LOVE the frame on yours!! Now I know what to keep my eye out for. :)

Katie Mansfield said...

I love it. It may be small, but it is darling!
Perfect for spring.

martuchnaj said...

cudowny dom :)

pozdrawiam ciepło
Marta