Spring is in the air...or at least it is here in Montana. And that is an unusual thing to be able to say. Usually spring in Montana is my least favorite season of the year because it usually just means more snow.
But, this year we have had spring weather--wind, sun, 50's and 60's. And while our low snow pack does not bode well for fire season, I am loving experiencing a "real" spring.
Today, it was time to SPRING UP! the mantel.
My mantel is narrow and can't handle too much so I definitely kept it simple. A couple candlesticks, a bird book, two mercury glass cruets, and a sweet, tweet sign.
The sign was very quick to make. I started by taping the edges of a small scrap of barnwood. I painted inside the tape "frame" with Fusion Mineral Paint.
When it was dry (and it dries quickly!), I chalked a simple design--it is hard to see in this picture.
I painted it with white paint, hand sanded very lightly, and used coconut oil over all of it. to finish and darken the wood a bit.
Quick, simple, and just the touch of spring my mantel needed.