Presto Change-O!

September 22nd, 2011 in member junk     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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My mantel just got a new makeover.  Not a major one, just some suttle changes.  
This was the before.  Nice...but it need a little more magic! 
This canvas was given and personalized for me by my friend Sue Wolfe of Destination Art MN.  It is a staple on my mantel.
This was my inspiration piece that will help with my magic act, purchased over the summer at a local flea market.  I love how small it is.
Now you know, most mantels are not very wide, and mine is no exception.  So guess what, the street sign comes apart!
 So I was able to change the angle of it.  Itll fit perfect!  Poof!  Just like magic!
I found a bunch of these scale weights.  Theyll work great to hold candles.
And they have great patina.
These is a little magic trick Sue taught me.  Just a little ribbon and an upholstery tack around a candle is just the right magic!
I think they turned out rather spiffy!
Ive had this architectural piece in a few different places in my house, and once already on the mantle.  I think itll be perfect back up there.
So what do you think?  Did I work my magic? 
My mantel just got a new makeover.  Not a major one, just some suttle changes.  

My mantel just got a new makeover.  Not a major one, just some suttle changes.  

Gosh, I have a lot of cool junk pieces (not that I'm bragging mind you...just been lucky I guess!).  But I like to keep them on hand just in case I want to change things up.  And I was more than ready to do a little magic on my mantel.  And like "Presto Change-O"!  I have a new vignette!

Pattern or design used: My own design - Lanette of Cottage Elements
posted in: member junk, vintage, tabletop, metal, centerpiece, wood, cottage, artwork, industrial, candle holder, family room, white, black, fabric, contemporary, letters, cast iron-metallic, wax

Comments (7)

shellyandrade writes: Isn't it cool how the smallest change can make such a big impact! Nicely done! Posted: 6:52 pm on October 10th
suewhitney writes: Subtle changes are sometimes the best. Love what you have done here Lani Banani!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:03 am on October 2nd
JunkArchitect writes: We all love your post Lani Banani! I want the two white architectural pieces so bad...they're spectacular.
Beautiful projects as always.

Posted: 8:43 am on September 23rd
CottageElements writes: Marge, I'm sure you have fabulous "magic" in decorating! Thanks, ljprince and gadgetsponge. The canvas piece is a very special piece to me. The salon on it is my husband's. We've had it for almost 26 years and some of the landmarks on it are close by or the building he's in. Like I said, very special!

Lani Posted: 7:47 pm on September 22nd
gadgetsponge writes: Great job! The street signs really go well with the architectural piece. The canvas is an eye catcher! Posted: 7:08 pm on September 22nd
EmmasNookandGranny writes: Love it! Your magic wand works a whole lot better than mine! ~Marge Posted: 2:46 pm on September 22nd
ljprince writes: Awesome! You DEFINITELY worked your magic!!! Posted: 1:35 pm on September 22nd
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