Monday, February 18, 2013

My New Fireplace Mantel

Hi friends!

Before I go any further I just want to simply say how much I appreciate your visits and your comments.  God uses so many of you to speak wisdom and encouragement into my life. 

Thank you for that.

Now I want to show you my latest purchase from my wonderful treasure hunting uncle who knows me so well.

sign 1

This beautiful green mantel he found is now my headboard.

bed 2

I love the pop of color it adds to my white walls. 

flowers 4

This great old crock was hanging out in my mom’s garage.

  So happy that she has stuff out there that she doesn’t even know she has that she so lovingly shares with her only daughter. 

flowers 2

bonjour pillow

I’ve told you before that I love the word Devoted.   

A simple word with big meaning.

bed 3

full room

This gorgeous quilt box was also another thing hiding in my mom’s garage.   Can you believe it?

Isn’t it wonderful to find hidden treasures?

It’s such a thrill to always be on the hunt for something discarded..something once loved but tossed aside.

I love seeing the beauty in something that others have forgotten.

I am so thankful that the Lord sees me as beautiful.

I am so thankful that no matter how dirty or broken I may be, He finds me of great worth. 

“Oh how He loves me”! 

“Oh how He loves you”!

“Oh how He loves you and me”!

Partying at Knick of Time


Art and Sand said...

The mantel and the quilt box are both wonderful. Many of the things I cherish most were found in my parents garage years ago. They have both passed away and my sister bought me out of the house because she couldn't bear at the time to go through everything. She is now ready to start going through their things (12 years now) and I know we will actually have fun remembering as we look through things.

Thanks for sharing.

Tricia said...

The colors of your bedroom are so feels like such a relaxing space. That chalkboard is a wonderful addition. Hope your week is off to a good start. xo

afistfullofweeds* said...

Amy, You have the best Uncle ever!!! I love the mantel and the trunk!! Take care!

Becky C said...

What a gorgeous green antique mantel! Your uncle sure knows what you like...and finds some amazing things for you! It looks wonderful as a headboard-perfect size and color for your room!
And the treasures from your mom's! She had some cool things just waiting to be enjoyed by you :)
Love how it all came it was meant to be :)
Love all your photos!

Katherine Wolak said...

Im absolutely in love with that look! So very very gentle and sweet!


Olive said...

Dear Amy, your subtle green vintage green mantle headboard could not be more pretty. It is perfect for your room. The Lord does see us as covered, whole and beautiful in his sight. I love your attitude and testimony, olive

Sassy Southern Lady said...

I like your bedroom. It looks so pretty. You did a great job! Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Beautiful mantle turned headboard! Love the quilt, too. I wish my mom had stuff stashed away! :)

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Beautiful!!! Love it :)

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Beautiful new look - how nice to find such treasures!

Little Miss Maggie said...

I love that you repurposed that mantle into a head board. Great idea. You are so lucky your mom has so many treasures.

A Thrifted Market said...

Love the blue box and headboard..gorgeous in your room! More than that, I love that HE loves me so...Have a beautiful week.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your new mantel is truly a wonderful piece! It is such a perfect shade of green and looks so nice with the soft blues in your bedding. One of the prettiest headboards I've seen!

Sheila said...

Hi Amy,
Loving the headboard...I am soooo looking for something to have as a headboard. We just got a new King size bed and it is bare w/o a head and foot board. I love the palette of colors you have chose to very simple and chic!
Have a wonderful week...many blessings.


Creative Ambitions said...

It's beautiful... love the color... and the quilt box, as well. Looks great Amy!!

Ashley C. said...

LOVE it Amy! What a great find...and nice that you have little worker elves keeping their eyes out for you for fun treasures like that!

Christine Vandormolen said...

Very nice Amy.....I love the chalkboard!!!

a house full of vintage said...

Wow I love it! It looks beautiful as a headboard and I love the vintage green does and a lot to your room! So cute!

melissa said...

what a sweet uncle to find that nice treasure for you! It fits just perfectly in your room!

Marilyn Holeman said...

Hi Amy,

For some reason, I thought of you and your blog first thing this morning, before I was even out of bed. It made me smile, because not only do you share your beautiful things with us (LOVE your new headboard and blanket chest, perfect color, and a wonderful crock!) but you also share our Beautiful Lord. Thanks for your faithfulness.


Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

You tricked me. I'm looking around at all the mantels and looking for ways to decorate my new faux mantel...and here you are showing yours..and it's a beautiful headboard!!!

I love the green color. yes! I do.
I might have to make a chalkboard to go on top of my faux mantel...just 'cause! :)

Anne said...

Beautiful word Amy! Yes it has so many meanings.
What pretty treasures!They look perfect in your room!

chateau chic said...

LOVE your mantel, and the wonderful chest at the foot of your bed. What special treasures! I have a mantel in the shop that I'm secretly hoping doesn't sell because it would make a great headboard.
Mary Alice

must love junk said...

Both gorgeous pieces-love the color!! I need to borrow your uncle and mom ;)

On Crooked Creek said...

Adorable mantle turned headboard, dear friend!!!
I stand all amazed that the blanket chest and the headboard are so close in hue!!! Great finds in MoM's garage!!!
Thanks for sharing your transformed pieces and His message with us today!!!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love that old mantel that you are so cleverly using as your headboard. Such a yummy shade of green and really makes all your treasures pop. Thanks so much for sharing.

Dori at The Red Feedsack said...

I LOVE that mantel. Wow is that ever gorgeous. I too love the color. So beautiful! :-) ~ Dori ~

Bonnie Hitchcock said...

Oh, Amy, I Am sitting here with tears streaming down my face. Such a beautiful post about God's redemption. So thankful for His grace. So thankful that although I may feel discarded by many, I am chosen, accepted, loved and forgiven.
Maybe that's why we find us beauty in the broken, rusty and in need of repair. Love you, my friend. Love, love, love the headboard.

Pam said...

Your mantel/headboard is five kinds of awesome! And it's the perfect color.

Solange Hooks said...

It looks amazing and I love the word you chose for the chalkboard.

Holly Browning said...

Wait a minute...that's your bedroom? I pinned a picture of your bedroom looking different than that. Of course, knowing you, like me....things never stay the same for long. Love it!!!

helen tilston said...

What a beautiful headboard.
Your room is tanquil and unique
Thanks for sharing

Debbie said...

I have never seen an old mantel used as a head board, and I just plain out LOVE it. I'm pinning this for future reference.

Hope all is OK in your corner. I have been AWOL for nearly two weeks. YIKES.

Sumaya at Evocative Vintage said...

Hi Amy,

I came over after you left a sweet comment for my blanket box. There is nothing that can beat the true patina of time. You cannot recreate it, I think. I love your mantel and blanket fave color green. I am your newest follower, hope you are following me:)


Jemma said...

Your decorating is inspiring-love the colors and details!

lynn said...

such a sweet, cozy looking bedroom, amy:) love the pale greens and blues with the whites.

lala said...

I am so in love with your headboard and quilt box - they absolutely pull the whole room together - the colors and patina are fabulous! I need a headboard for my king size bed- guess I need to be on the lookout for two mantles! Love your room.

The Farmers Daughter said...

I love your style! Beautiful bedroom all the way around!
Blessings from the Farmhouse,

Tina Becker said...

I'm a big fan of fireplace mantels. I'm an even bigger fan of fireplace mantels converted to headboards! This is such a creative way to bring warmth to the space. For more fireplace mantels check out They have a stunning collection of custom fireplace mantels.