Can you believe that we’re in our last week of February already? Crazy, right? Well, good crazy, I think! That means Spring isn’t that far away…. so why not start with the deco already! I have! Today I’ll be showing you my simple & rustic Spring fireplace with DIY banner .
We don’t use our fireplace as one, it’s not closed up & it’s old, so… well…it’s just there. I know what you might be thinking….it’s ok, I’m with ya, it’s ugly! I’ve cleaned and scrubbed those bricks and I’m done with them! They do look rustic and I like that, but the fireplace itself is plain ugly I think! It doesn’t even have a mantel. I’ve been looking for faux mantels, to just stick against the wall above it, but the angles are really odd and I just haven’t found anything that would look nice and that doesn’t cost me my life. We are renting this house, you know, so I won’t be doing anything major with this. Unless I find a real easy, affordable and if possible, not including power tools DIY project for a mantel ( and I don’t know if that’s even real to think, that that might exist, but ya never know, right?) I won’t be bothering any more about this so called fireplace! So, up until then, I’ll be making it look as pretty as possible with what I have and be done with it!
The other day I made two of these very easy book page “spring” banners and I think it looks kinda cute over the “fireplace”… I cut out book pages, punched holes on the left & right sides and wrote “spring” on them. I first went into picmonkey and looked up my favourite font and printed it out. Then I just copied the words onto the book pages. You could always use this easy method, if you’re not comfortable just copying the letters.
After, I used thin golden wire and hung them up!
The other “spring” banner hangs in my kitchen with the big chalkboard… here’s a glimpse….I’ll be sharing more of my kitchen soon. I really like how it looks against the dark chalkboard.
But back to the “fireplace”!
I used an old, chipped crate as a background ( also to hide the ugly black bricks in the back)…
Next, I placed my two Ikea lanterns in the front and two mason jars with fake willow catkins inside. I don’t find the real ones here, I’d love to though!
And that’s my prettied up “fireplace” friends! What do ya think!!!??? Any ideas on an easy faux mantel? I’m all ears! Let me know!