Thursday, October 20, 2016

New Location For An Old Mantel

Hello Everyone.
Hope your week is going good.

I had to look at the calendar this week to see it really is October here in Chicago land!  We have had temperatures in the 80's and high 70's this week.  Crazy.  It is suppose to drop this weekend back to the normal temps of 50's for us.  With being a summer girl I will take all these nice days as they happen.  We all know what will be coming soon Ugh!!!!!!


Ok I showed you in my last post that I did a switch a roo with some things in my living room decor.

I got a new architectural piece and that started a whole change for the living room!  

This is the new piece of chippy goodness.

It needed a mantel below it.  Down came the vintage mantel I had hanging in the master bedroom.
This was my vignette on this wall for summer.  Those things are all put away now for the fall and winter months.




So this mantel needed a pretty vignette added.

Found these lovelies in storage.  They needed to be rewired to work as lamps.  Since I did not need any new lamps  I  asked Terry to do his magic and make these into candles sticks for me.

Ta Da!!!!  We kept the marble base, took off that ugly metal base under the marble base and painted these white with a cream paint wash.    Terry added this candle stick piece to the top from some old candle sticks he found at Goodwill.  Love the marble and crystal accents on these now.


They look sweet with my angels on the mantel.

Moved my gather sign and sitting angel to the mantel too.


I am liking the serenity and peaceful feel of the mantel vignette.

As the holidays approach I can see lots of pretty with this mantel for Christmas.

Have a super next couple of days and a wonderful weekend.
Hugs,
Kris
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50 comments:

  1. HI Kris, What a pretty spot to seat and enjoy. I like the lamps reworked into candle sticks....you will use those more than if they were lamps. We are getting the same weather...except it's going to rain all day here. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  2. Ahhhhh....sighhhhh......swoooooon!

    Great choice. Great relocation and perfect details with the lamps and the architectual piece. Oh Kris, you and I could chat and decorate for hours!

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  3. Oh Kris,
    everything you do turns out to to be just so beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Karen B. ~ Todolwen

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  4. Good Morning Kris
    Loving the new place you put that gorgeous mantel. Looks good in both places* Those angel candle holders are so beautiful!!! can't wait to see how you decorate that mantel at Christmas. Love that blanket
    deezie

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  5. Good morning Kris! You worked your magic again! Gorgeous! Love those lamps turned candlesticks...how cute they look with your angels. I'd love to find an architectural piece like that. Wow!
    Have a wonderful rest of the week!
    Hugs,
    Cecilia

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  6. Wow! Great use of some old things, it all turned out beautiful Kris! I am LOVING that pom pom throw :)

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  7. You're both so clever when it comes to handywork what a great team you two make together.

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  8. It's beautiful, my friend! Wish I could find some of those architectural pieces. Hard to find around here. Wish I had a super-clever Terry too!
    Brenda

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  9. The lamp to candlestick transformation is fabulous! I could curl up in the chair by the mantle and the gorgeous architectural piece and read for hours. Your photography skills are very good...the details show up nicely.

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  10. Love your chippy vignette Kris! You have a real knack for finding fabulous pieces and then putting things together. Great relove of those lamps into candlesticks. They're lovely!

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  11. Love your chippy vignette Kris! You have a real knack for finding fabulous pieces and then putting things together. Great relove of those lamps into candlesticks. They're lovely!

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  12. Hi Kris, I love the way your mantel set up looks and yes it will look gorgeous when the holidays arrive! Have a nice weekend.
    Julie xo

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  13. that scrolly top piece is totally amazing. Love the whole look of it!

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  14. Terry, Terry, Terry! I need a Terry, too. It's just not fair, Kris. ;)
    Another beautiful area created for your new home...I'm already anticipating the Christmas goodies you'll put on it!
    xo, T.

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  15. Oh wow...it all looks so pretty together! That architectural piece is amazing!! Love the tansformation of the cherub lamps too!

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  16. Y'all amaze me with your talent! I can't believe he was able to make those into candle sticks! They look great! Enjoy your warm temps while you can. :)

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  17. Oh my gosh, Kris...my mom had those lamps in her bedroom when I was growing up!!! I had forgotten all about them until just now!! When she replaced them, I kept some of the crystals and used to pretend they were my earrings when I was little, during dress up! SO many sweet memories flooding my head! Thank you...and btw, they look great as candlesticks!

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  18. Hello dear friend! Wow! I have been away for a few weeks and what do you do but make pretty things prettier! Love it! Everything is so serene, I bet you just love sitting in your pretty rooms and smiling. Great job! I'm waiting for a magazine cover. Have a wonderful day! xx Jo

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  19. Great new mantel vignette! Angels are always a favorite and add a sense of calmness and serenity. A perfect change-up!I'm so glad that you're enjoying decorating your new nest! Love ya! Leena

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  20. Great new mantel vignette! Angels are always a favorite and add a sense of calmness and serenity. A perfect change-up!I'm so glad that you're enjoying decorating your new nest! Love ya! Leena

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  21. You and Terry have worked your magic on that mantel, it looks terrific. You and Terry have such a good eye, you should open up your own business. You would make a great team.

    Enjoy your weather, because as you said it will change quickly. We are having HOT weather and I stay in a lot due to my COPD, don't want to get down with that.

    Enjoy your week my dear friend. How's Cooper doing?

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  22. Kris,
    This is such a lovely architectural piece. You are so lucky to find it. Love how well it looks over the mantle. Maybe one of these days I'll luck out and find something that wonderful too. The lamps are also very pretty.

    hugs,
    Sissie

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  23. Hi Kris..
    Mantles are one of my favorite things! And the piece on the wall, is so beautiful. Terry did a wonderful job on the lamps. One can never have too many candle holders as they layer so nicely pretty much anywhere. Your sign is heartwarming. I really like the sentiment. You've done it again, friend! Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for all your sweet visits while I was away.

    Hugs,
    Tamara

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  24. The mantel area look wonderful Love those cherub candlesticks.

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  25. I love it! You two really are the king and queen of restyle, recycle/upcycle and repurposing items. I had a pair of lamps such as yours that I rewired and sold in a boutique. Not a day goes by that I wished I had kept for myself...now even more so as I see even though I didn't need another pair of lamps, I could have had another pair of mantle candlesticks. We too are having nice weather. Had rain for 3 days last weekend...which we really needed so I am not complaining. I am out to the yard to do some clean up before finishing a summer long project in my yard that is finally coming close to being completed. Enjoy you summer weather while you have it!

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  26. Green with envy over the luscious chippy white architectural piece. Great transformation on the lamps.

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  27. Hi Kris! Adoration coming your way for the pretty architectural piece - so special. The candlestick transformation is lovely and they are perfect on your mantel. I love the power of white paint! Jane

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  28. Love your ingenious repurposing of the pair of lamps - so much prettier now! You are going to have so much fun changing out vignettes on the mantel for the seasons or just to display your fresh flower bouquets. Shopping tonight I saw a big bunch of babies breath and that dries so well... hmmm would look so pretty on your mantel. Well my friend you and Terry must have lots of satisfaction with the beauty you graced your pretty new home with.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  29. You and your hubby could be the next fixer upper! With your vision and his tool belt you could conquer the world ( well maybe Chicago)ūüėÄ
    LOL. Thanks for sharing all of your decor, it is so inspiring to the rest of us, while we are thinking of what to do, you and Terry have it done and all the mess cleaned up! If you ever think of renting yourselves out please put me on the list!

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  30. It's looks great, Kris and I can already imagine the fun you will have, decorating the mantel for Christmas. I'm happy for you that you can can enjoy some pleasant fall days with unusually high temperatures.
    Have a wonderful weekend! :)
    xo Julia

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  31. The new location is perfect and everything is displayed in a such romantic way as usual. I love the lamps
    HUgs Alessandra

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  32. Between Terry's handy man skills and your design vision, you two should have your own show! Who needs Chip and Joanna??! lol

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  33. Hi Kris, you truly find the best pieces. LOVE the new look. Genius with lamps. Fun using items in different ways.

    Getting cooler here, can't wait

    Cindy

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  34. Kris, that piece is absolutely gorgeous and you have such a beautiful collection of angels. One thing was just made for the others and I was thinking Christmas thoughts too when I first saw them together. So pretty and charming..Have a wonderful weekend..xxoJudy

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  35. I think this will be great for the holiday season. How fun, what a fun throw on the chair. I love it!
    I really like the lamps too.
    I like everything! :-)

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  36. You know Kris, you and Terry need to do some consigning or find a shop to sell some of your creations, because they are so interesting. You have such a good eye and some people, just can't even begin to imagine what you come up with. Love the candlesticks. Awesome idea and white they are so not over the top---cheruby...lol, if that is a word. Happy home building, you two, Sandi

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  37. What a clever way to repurpose old lamps - love them as candlesticks! Your mantle looks great in the living room and of course looks even better with your impeccable styling.

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  38. This is just so beautiful Kris! That new piece is a stunner and how you brought everything together is so lovely!
    I LOVE how you repurposed those great lamps!!!
    sending hugs...

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  39. I really love how you transformed those lamps...really wonderful!

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  40. I really love how you transformed those lamps...really wonderful!

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  41. Hi Kris,
    Oh my gosh I love how the lamps were transformed into those beautiful candle holders...they are beautiful!
    Love the mantel and it's just perfect, I can't wait to see it all decorated for Christmas too!
    I looked back at your past posts too and your fall display out front is so pretty!
    Love coming here to look at all of your beautiful photos!
    Hugs, Kimberley

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  42. Beautiful as always Kris.I love it.

    Nice day
    Charlotte

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  43. That's a great architectural piece, Kris! I foresee that you'll be having a lot of fun with different vignettes against that backdrop!

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  44. I'm reading these posts backward, so, what did you do with your sweet little sitting angle when you added the chippy shelf? Love the mantle!! Bless You, Cindy xo

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  45. I always love mantels and your decoration is lovely, not overdone, just perfeclty serene.

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  46. Your mantel has found the perfect spot in your home, Kris! And I love how you've reworked the lamps into candle holders- so clever! Pretty little corner.

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  47. I love the new piece Kris and it goes perfectly with the mantel. Can't wait to see it transcend into Christmas!!
    I'm delighted to be featuring your mantel vignette on Shabbilicious Friday tomorrow. Kerryanne xx

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  48. Thank you so much for sharing this at Best of the Weekend, Kris! Hope to see you back again on Friday! xoxo

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  49. It's darling. I can't wait to see it decorated for Christmas.

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  50. Beautiful, beautiful Kris....love the new home for the mantel and I cannot imagine how beautifully you will decorate this for the Holidays!

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