Nautical Summer Mantel and a Window Frame Redo

5:00:00 AM

It's time for my summer mantel! I took my theme from my beachy projects over the last few weeks and made a nautical mantel.

The lynch pin of  this mantel was a complete surprise. The faux window started its life as a black, beige and red sponge painted clearance find from Hobby Lobby. 80% off? Yes please!! (I also found that awesome gear replica there, and although it isn't strictly nautical, I had to throw it in!)

I wasn't fond of the paint job, so all I did was spray paint the frame the same deep blue as my wreath. I may make it antiqued looking with another coat of paint or wax later, but for now, I'm really enjoying the deep blue.

Easy, and only taking a little bit of patience waiting between coats. A simple, blue, slightly nautical mantel--the perfect counterpoint to the dog days of summer, I think!

If you're interested in the other projects on this mantel, you can find them here:

Origami Fish Art, for a touch of whimsy!

The Beachy Summer Wreath that inspired the color scheme

Sea Shell Beach Sign (aren't those buckets cute!)

Simple Tassel Redo (These guys have been on the mantel since the beginning of the year...I love them!

Ship Quote Sign on Tile (my contributor post at My Favorite Finds!)

Thanks for stopping by!

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