Hi all!! Welcome to another monthly challenge hosted by Terrie @decorateandmorewithtip .
Challenge: Styling around your tv console or mantle.
If you have just arrived on my page you have most likely just been over at Liberty’s blog from B4 and afters! I’m sure you got great inspiration over there! How cute was her styling!!
How difficult can it be to try style around a tv unit? Not difficult at all some would say but for me! Yep, it’s difficult I hate it! It can be so hard when you can’t figure it out right?
This month Terrie set the task , style your mantle or if you don’t have a mantle style your tv console!!
As much as I haven’t got much problems styling other areas in my home when it came to my tv areas I just ran away cause I hadn’t got space in my brain to think about it! Nothing ever seemed to looked right .. So this is how it looked before I took up the challenge…
Pretty plain Jane, hey?
So the first thing I decided to do was take everything off the wall and restart things again ( sorry I’ve don’t have any pictures of Pictures of the bare wall because my adorable husband admitted to deleting some photos to free up storage on my phone!!)
The deer head picture was a diy project I did last year! Not only am I in love with wreaths but I’m in love with anything deer headed , yep they are almost in all my rooms! The one that was in the original photo just didn’t seem to fit in over my tv and my hubby didn’t really like it in the spot, so that’s in my bedroom waiting to be hung!
So I took my diy deer head project from my bathroom where I originally had hung and decided to hang it above the tv , which to be honest I do like it better!
Then I rummaged through my shed and found these vintage wooden door mirrors which to be quite honest I had no idea where to hang them and was going to keep them for my next house and I wasn’t going to say , but I will, I had kinda forgot about these!!
Is anyone else like that ? Forget what you have ? If my hubby would have thrown them out I would have forgot about them!!
My problem is I throw nothing away and it makes my hubby go crazy sometimes!! I’m the kinda person who will try make something out of nothing… Ya know 🤷🏻♀️
The next thing was trying to find things to go around the tv and I wanted to keep the same look as the rest of the room which is kind a mix between vintage and French shabby chic … I simply used some of the decor that I already had like these candlestick holders. Being in lock down forces you to go with what you have on hand!! So I simply located them on the other-side of the tv console and added some floral!
Then I found these two table legs it chair legs I got them at my wood turning club and rescued them from the bin!
I also took the beads from my bedroom space where I used to just spread them at the end of our bed but now they have a purpose!! (Smiles) I just wrapped them around the table legs…
I used to have a little table in the corner with a lamp and some candles but I felt it made it all look like there was way to much was going on , so I had a little table and a vintage vase filled with faux floral hydrangeas that I up-cycled in my spare bedroom and just put it here in corner to add a bit of vintage flair!!
I then added some garland greenery and a little wooden freedom sign! I brush painted the freedom sign with some white chalk paint as I was doing some another project and I thought it turn out ok , a little more vintage!!
The very last thing I did was added some faux floras around the DVD box which I think made it it look a little better !
So here’s the finished look!! I hope it inspires some one and if I can do it, so can anyone!!
As always please check out all the other participants BELOW! for some fantastic inspiration!!
So right now you should be heading over to Patina and paint for some more stunning inspiration.
Well friends I hope you’ve enjoyed this months challenge and got some great inspiration from it and if so drop me a message or send me some of your photos
Be blessed all!!!