Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Spring Mantle Decorations & Kirklands Gatehill Curtains


Happy [SpRiNg] Beauties!

FINALLY Spring has arrived, and I am so excited for the sunshine, warm breeze & blooming flowers :) 

The spring season always motivates me to make big changes, and start anew. Typically for me this means cleaning, DIY projects & clothing donation. But this year I decided that our living room needed a little spring makeover too! (I know I know, we've only been living here for 7 months lol) but the dark burgundy curtains and black wrought iron touches I added in the fall were making the room feel a bit too heavy for me.



BEFORE




AFTER





Ahhhh.. I feel like I can breathe again! 

Also as you can see, our shiba inu Kissu makes herself comfortable no matter the decor ;) 

The biggest change I made to our living room was switching out the curtains. New curtains are a no fail way to change the look of any room! I decided it would be best for Spring/Summer to go with a light, airy and neutral color palette. So I opted for taupe curtains in a fun geometric pattern. Our new drapes are the 95'' Gatehill Curtains from Kirklands, and they come in a 2 pack for less than $40, ya cant beat that with a stick! My fabulous friend ended up picking these up for me in Georgia since all of our local stores were sold out in the 95'' length. I do know that these particular curtains are currently sold out online, however I did contact Kirkland's, and they said they should be restocked in May :)
I was pleasantly surprised with both the weight and quality of these curtains. Talk about luxury on a budget! I highly recommend them.



Kirklands  Taupe Gatehill Curtains 95 in.

* quick note- try to avert your eyes from the vase and unmatched twigs & berries. They don't have a home right now, so they've been camping out next to the fireplace temporarily ;) 


The other changes that I made were to the fireplace mantle decor.
I had a picture in my head of what I was wanting, and went right to work scouting out my pieces! 
I took down the wrought iron candle holder and replaced it with a gorgeous old window that I bought from a private seller whom I discovered on a local yard sale website (I actually ended up purchasing 3 from her, couldn't resist, so stay tuned for fun old window diy's!)
 I also added a boxwood wreath with burlap ribbon for a bit of colorful farmhouse flair. 
Flanking the mantle, I went for some height and added 2 distressed antique white candlesticks topped with boxwood balls, and a boxwood topiary.. In my world you can NEVER have too much boxwood.. ever.
I recently purchased the distressed ceramic artichoke on sale for only $4 at Michael's Craft Store, who could resist? I just love it.
 I also added a final pop of color with an old apothecary jar that I already had; I layered it with moss balls from the dollar store and faux limes from Target.
Our big "B" initial found its place back on the mantle, next to a small farmhouse tea light holder from Christmas Tree Shops.








Curtains : Taupe Gatehill Curtain Panel Set 95 in.
Old Window : private seller
Boxwood Wreath : Home Goods
Burlap Ribbon : Michael's Craft Stores
Boxwood Topiary : Marshalls
White Artichoke : Michael's Craft Stores
Apothecary Jar : Home Goods
Moss Balls inside Apothecary Jar : Dollar Tree
Faux Limes inside Apothecary Jar : Target
Wooden "B" Initial : Kohls
Tealight Holder : Christmas Tree Shops
White Candlesticks: Kirklands
Boxwood Balls : Christmas Tree Shops
Wooden Sign : local antique shop
Large Vase : Home Goods
Floral Branches & Berries : Hobby Lobby
Window Mirror : Beyond the Rack



























Hope y'all enjoyed seeing our living room spring updates! :) 
Comment below & let me know! "Do you change out your curtains or decor for the seasons?"


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