Chippy, Vintage, Seashell Mantel

A seashell  made of wood with gold leaf combined with coral, antlers & seashells

Be still my heart ~ If you love shabby chic, vintage or a country beach cottage style then you should really like this mantel!

Let me backtrack a bit…I was recently introduced to Rhonda of Blue Creek Home from Linda of Coastal Charm. (Isn’t blog hopping fun?!)  Rhonda was recently trying some different mantel arrangements and I fell in love with this design which incorporates a chippy, beachy and vintage feel.

Rhonda created a mantel full of seashells, old books, a cloche and whimsical touches that make it stand out from the crowd.  The finished product is a perfect example of how to incorporate things you love into your beach cottage design.  Enjoy the inspiration!

Rhonda explains:  I have been playing around with different arrangements on the mantel since I hung the refinished piano panel up.  I am trying to keep the whole thing creamy and light.

These three candlesticks have served me well for the last 7 years.  A lot of sheet rock mud, white and aqua paint, and brown glaze transformed their original bright gold into shabby delicious.

 Old books sans the cover looks good in any design. 
The base of the cloche is a vintage metal piece that was made in a foundry in Birmingham,  AL.  
The color is beautiful – the rusty white has a bluish patina.

Visit Rhonda at Blue Creek Home for all the fabulous details about her mantel design.

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