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.
and at night with a fire burning in the fireplace -