Waves over the Mantle

Jan 21, 2013 | Family Room, Projects

So in this post, I said that I wanted something new over the mantle other than the mirror that is currently hanging there and I also said that I’m not in a hurry to find anything…  Well, I MUST have lied because I kept looking at the mantle and having that mirror there instead of a perfect piece of art was eating away at me, so I searched and searched and searched.  The mirror is not big enough and although I like the lines on the mirror, it makes the mantle too monochromatic (silver, gold, blue, yawn…).

The colors in the family room are neutral with a little blue and I wanted to infuse more color in the room, so I found a few pieces online that I thought might work:

wall art


I liked this because it has blue in but it has other colors too and it’s abstract which I wanted.  But… it is too “blocky” for me.  After looking at it for a while, I thought it belonged in a doctor’s waiting room right next to the magazines, not in my house.

wall art 2


I like the colors on this one but, it seems like something I could paint so…  It’s out!

wall art 3 ballardI liked this one a lot!  The colors are nice and I like trees BUT it’s too “wintery” for me and I wanted something with a little more life in it so I went to Pinterest for inspiration and saw what I wanted ON MY OWN BOARD!  I pinned it a few months ago because I really liked it, but I didn’t know how it could fit into my dated brown family room.  But, our family room isn’t brown or dated anymore so it’s the perfect home for the “ONE”:





Ahhhh, as Goldilocks would say, “It’s just right!”  It’s got the exact colors I want and it’s abstract and wavy and it’s flows…  Just what I wanted (and you can find it here)!  I’ll post pictures when it comes in and I hang it on the mantle.

Oh, I also learned a little lesson here:  Look at your own boards before scouring the internet for something you’ve already pinned!  Pinning items is a way to remember them for later, right?  So head over there first.