I like to change up our mantel about once a season, with the changing of holidays or whenever I get bored of seeing the same old decor. After adding some recent Goodwill finds to the mantel spread, I took a step back to realize that everything on our freshly changed mantel is second hand!
|Found this mirror at a thrift store when I first bought the house. It was ugly gold so I painted it purple to compliment the yellow walls. Now our front door is the same color purple.|
|This is an oldie from a thrift shop in Iowa City, I believe. I love it - it reminds me of the stars at Quinton's!|
|A recent find a Goodwill. It's a vase with rusted iron surrounding glass. Unique!|
|I got this gem at a garage sale when I was shopping for wedding stuff.|
|A recent Goodwill find. Retails for $25 and I got it for $12.|
|My dad made these candle holders (for our wedding) from birch trees that he cut down at their cabin in Minnesota. Thanks Dad!|
Finished Product - Ta Da !
Also found a bright green, shapely Crate & Barrel vase from Goodwill to accent our newly painted and tiled bathroom!
Adding the green vase, the iron/glass vase and the wreath to our grand total:
Secondhand Item Expenses: $114
Would-be Cost if Purchased New: $279
Handmade Item Material Expenses: $30
Would-be Cost if Purchased New: $120