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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Shabby Mantle Scarf

It was time for a change....not a big change...just a little!
  I wasn't really tired of the mantle scarf that had been on my mantle for several years,  but I wanted a change.
I still wanted the scarf  to be a neutral color that I could use year round,   but I wanted it to look a little shabbier.
I also wanted it to be lace instead of cotton.....

As you can see in the before and after photo's,  I made the scarf quite a bit longer than in was before.   

I had bought this fireplace opening cover at the auction a while back for $2 and it had just been taking up space in the garage.   I even thought about getting rid of it.
  I remembered to take a "before" photo after H had already painted the sides of it white.   I covered the wood center with satin and lace.   I know you can't see it very well behind that heater,  but that old heater is heavy and I didn't want it moved again.

Here is a little better picture of the fireplace "screen".   It is actually just a decorative cover for when the fireplace is not in use.     It was in the high 70's today,  so I'm hoping that we won't  need to use it again for a while!

I made some cloth roses to adorn the front of the mantle scarf......

I also tore some strips of fabric.....
 I recovered the chandy lamp shades with lace....they were pink satin before.

I can't wait to decorate my new mantle for spring!


  1. WOW! I've never heard of a mantle scarf, but it's so elegant! Thanks so much for joining us at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week!

  2. Ohh...very very beautiful! I love your mantle scarf, it 's so shabby chic

  3. Wow Penny! That mantle is scarf is absolutely gorgeous!

  4. they are both just beautiful, such a lovely home you have

  5. Wow! Your home is like a fairytale castle :) Everything is simply beautiful and so romantic, dear Penny. Thank you so much for sharing at Roses of Inspiration. Hugs and blessings!

  6. Thank you for contributing to Motivation Monday!

  7. How pretty it came out! I like the roses you made and added to it. Very fun! :) Thank you for sharing your beautiful posts with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week Penny! I hope you have a lovely day :)

  8. Love all the lace!! So elegant and charming!!
    What also caught my eye was the lamp shades on the chandy.
    Do you have a post of them that you did in the past and if not would you showcase them in a future post??
    I really want to see them up close..

  9. You have really dressed up your mantle beautifully Penny. All of the lace is elegant! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  10. Oh my goodness look at all of that wonderful lace ♥ Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature on Monday xo

  11. I can't believe you found a way to make it even prettier than before Penny, love all that lace!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!


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