Have you ever noticed how obsessed bloggers are with decorating their mantels?
What's up with that?
Back in the day (before I became a reader of blogs and peruser of Pinterest) I thought people only decorated their mantels for Christmas.
Silly, silly me!
Turns out mantel decorating is a year-long affair.
But what do you do if you don't have a fireplace? You kind of need one in order to have a mantel, don't you?
Not necessarily! A little creative shopping and you too can have a mantel to decorate to your heart's content.
I give you my DIY faux mantel:
Step one, purchase a pretty mirror. (I got mine several years ago at Cost Plus World Market.)
Step two, purchase a shelf ledge. (I got mine at Pottery Barn.)
Step three, decorate like a mad-woman. (Okay, so I haven't quite embraced this yet, but I'm going to. For now, though, my "mantel" is a repository for some family photos and my DIY "zinc" letters.)
How about you? Do you have a mantel? Do you decorate it? Leave me a link in the comments if you've done a mantel post. I'm looking for ideas for mine. :)