Remember the yellow walls and the row of tea cups and floral pictures from before:
The walls are now Dover White, not Sawdust Yellow. The tea cups are situated on a new shelf. The floating "book" shelves are down. Three of the floral prints are down too.
The mantel now looks like this:
Nothing is nailed to the wall. Everything either rests on the mantel, or is propped against the wall. This will be much easier when I need to change things up a bit.
At the far left is my Ferry seed box. An auction purchase from a long time ago. It is one of my favorite possessions. It has been moved from my desk where it had been holding mail, (mostly bills), to a more prominent place in the living room. A few old spools are inside.
Next up is the newly painted tea cup shelf and a few of my favorite tea cups.
I saved the third spot from left for one of my favorite vintage floral pictures.
At the right, I added a new basket with a small live ivy and a couple of old antique price guides (maybe Kovel's) that I ripped the covers off of and tea stained by rubbing them with a tea bag. A couple of vintage keys are tied into the jute that binds the books together.
And that's it!
The white walls make the room so bright and clean!