St. Patricks Day Mantel

So what to do when you need a spring-ier looking mantel for a mantel link party and you have a dark old barn beam that your husband doesn't want you to permanently paint? 

Make a faux front, paint it, screw it on. 

Pine Faux Mantel with ASCP
Pine Faux Mantel

Do you think this mantel makes my drop-cloth look small?

When you are done then have an "ah ha" moment where you hit your head and say, "Bliss, you do have another mantel you could makeover".  Why do I keep thinking I have to change this one?  In fact I have two more.  One in the kids game room that is really a lot like this stone one, and I have a white one in our bedroom.  Maybe tomorrow I will change up the white one.  But for today, this got Irish-eyesed.  Get it?  Irish-ized, Irish Eyes?

Card stock postcards printed out via computer, hung on torn fabric from the Christmas bin

The dog wood branches are budding, see that?

R is for Rrrranch

Hey, just saw the little postcard is the same as the tea tin picture.  

I just went around the house looking for anything that was green.  Only had a few things.  Wonder what I will put up after Saturday when St. Patrick's Day is over?  The window stays.

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  1. I love every bit of it! You came up with a fantastic idea putting the piece of white wood in front of the existing mantel...who would think?! Your St. Paddy's Day decorations are perfect!


  2. I love it! Fabulous ideas!Shamrocks grow on branches up there? Must be all that snow....

  3. Great mantle! So the hubby was OK with you screwing on wood on top of the rustic wood? That was a genius idea. It lightened up the whole look of the fireplace. Cute items in your vignette.

  4. Hmmm...I can't ever get my red twig dogwood branches to bloom in lucky charms...you must really have a green thumb! I kindof slipcovered my mantle like you did and have been really pleased with the results. I did not however have a beautiful large beam to start with. Nice mantle. Have a fun day!

  5. My goodness, you are on a roll! How do you find time for all of this? Love the window and the tins!

  6. Oh this is neat too! Very springy and greeny and St. Patricky. Pssst - I want to see that whole room!! :)

  7. Great idea with the extra piece on the front. Love all your fun Irish greenery!

  8. What a great idea to cover your mantel with a different color wood. Now, if you change your mind, it's not a big deal. I like all of your Irish decorations. The little postcards strung like a banner across the window is cute.

  9. Hi lovely lady.
    Your new Idea for your mantle is Wonderful.I love the way you put this all together.I would like to thank you for your sweet comments on my Hippity" Hoppity". Hope you have a wonderful St.Patrick's Day with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  10. Ilike the mantle white too. Very cute, and I love the tins.

  11. Very cute! My mantel is completely empty right now! I need to fill it up soon!

  12. Oh I love it all especially the shamrock tin! :)
    Thanks for your sweet comments on my goodwill projects.
    Lina @fancy frugal life

  13. I see the 'whisk' has made a return ! It's a very pretty mantle Bliss - how is Brawn coping with the holes you have made to hang your faux front ?

  14. Your "Irish-eyesed" mantel has the leprechauns dancing a jig! Goes to show...there's more than one way to win the decorating wars with our hubbies! lol But is he OK with the screw holes?

    Look forward to seeing your transformation linked to Time Travel Thursday. ;)

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  15. That whisk... I WANT! AWESOME! And I love the blooming shamrock tree.... it looks like a pot o' gold has invaded your mantel and turned it into an Irish Wonderland!

    LOVIN' it!


  16. You're just typing away at your home and cracking yourself up, aren't you? You certainly crack me up. Love the Spring mantel. And the window and RRRRRRRR must stay. Like forever!



  17. All that's missing is a mug of green beer! Love the little blooming shamrocks - any leprechaun would love to steal your gold.

    I didn't want to point it out - but since you mentioned it - yes, that mantel does make that drop cloth look tiny!

  18. How cute! I love that you painted the mantel. You are getting so brave with painting now,GO GIRL! Very cute displays too:) Now go have a Killian for me. Did I spell that right LOL?

  19. How cute and creative Bliss! You can put Easter bunny up...just a thought!! Enjoy your evening, Gail

  20. So pretty! I love every little irish detail.

  21. rrrraaannnccch ir rrrriiiggghhtttt!!!


  22. Okay, I'm jealous now. You have three mantels??? I don't even have one! It looks great! I don't decorate for St Patrick's Day or Spring for that matter. Maybe I'll have to start. Everything looks great. Love the old window!


  23. So impressed!! And so darn clever! Your mantel looks great and you kept your hubby happy too. Win-win! Thanks for the inspiration :)
    Lynn at Cottage and Creek

  24. so happy and festive!!
    Happy Saint Patricks day!

  25. Bliss, I love your mantel! It looks so fun and festive! You are so good at this decorating thing!!! Keep up being my inspiration! PS. let me know how you like your ranch house pork chops and parmesan mashed potatoes. =0)

  26. Bliss, I love to visit here because you always make me smile. I bet there is never a dull moment in your house! Great idea making a cover for the mantel and your St Pattys Day mantel is wonderful. Hugs, Sherry


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