Sunday, January 22, 2012

{creating a home}

we have the most lovely 'real' wood burning fireplace framed with a beautiful mantle and ginormous mirror. it is most definitely the highlight of our living room. 
with that said, i needed my mantel to be decorated... really good. 
i have always had a love for mercury glass. the way a light shines through and creates different effects by the discolored markings in the glass... it's just lovely. so i started with that idea - mercury glass. 
pinterest has been overloaded with mercury glass DIY projects, but on a shopping trip one day i found a boatload of treasures! this was one project i would pass on and buy instead. 
marshalls, home goods, and tj maxx - THANK  YOU! 

here's a few images of our mantel.
see how the light glows... i love it!
that white hand looks freakishly real in this photo... its only ceramic!
and at night with a fire burning in the fireplace -
i'm obsessed with this lamp. mercury glass bottom and burlap/linen shade. doesn't get much better than that. it puts out minimal lighting which is perfect for our living room full of windows.
the buddha sits happily on our favorite piece of furniture in the house, the custom built console table!


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