Time to add a little spring to another room! I started with the fireplace.
Over the weekend I wanted to change up the fireplace. It is a traditional fireplace but the tile on it is very dark. I would love to change it one day. In the meantime, I want to lighten it up for spring.
After the bridal show I brought in the two windows I used for the tablescape and placed them in the living room to store away. After looking at them for a few days I decided I wanted to incorporate them in my spring fireplace display.
I cleaned them and placed them in front of the opening to make a faux screen. I wanted to add something springy to the windows. I thought about painting them but then I remembered the paper I used for my Red Bird Hutch.
I applied squares to some of the windows
I loved the birds peeping through and looking at all the chippiness!
I added some spring green knobs to the center to look like little french doors.
It automatically brightened the space.
I grabbed one of these floor metal candle holders to make a nest and birdhouse.
I added my nest I bought when I was doing the HGTV pilot shoot and one of the Paper Bird Clips from my Etsy shop. I love that they can be clipped anywhere!
The best thing is that this can be up all spring without having to change too much.
Then I added my Egg Topiaries (click to see how to make) to the mantle with a little spring banner.
Whoops! That is a puppy on the chair!
Now I felt it needed some color so I went outside and cut some blooming branches.
I love the blooming red buds. I also added some to a vase for the coffee table.
As a last minute thought I covered the rest of the empty windows with some Graphics Fairy Morris-Eggs!
It was just what it needed to complete the look!!! I have terrible lighting in my living room but this Fireplace screen adds a pop to an otherwise dark boring front. I love the eggs. It took it to an artsy piece just by cutting them out and applying them to the windows.