*This post was sponsored by Minted.com.
My mantel needed an overhaul…majorly. I’m all for affordable art options, because I just don’t believe you have to spend hundreds of dollars to have stylish walls in your home.
Today I’ll share one of my DIY’s plus my FAVORITE new online art shop and enlist your help for the final call on my mantel artwork.
Meet the new “it girl” of my mantel. Forgive me, I am slightly obsessed with her. Like any attractive female, she lights up the room with her presence and demands your attention immediately.
Oh, and she only wears gold. As if there was any other option.
This is not actually a DIY post-if that’s what you were hoping to find, so sorry. This is better…
This gorgeous marbled paper art is simply a very affordable specialty wrapping paper cut down to frame size. Viola! Instant artwork.
I purchased my paper from Paper Mojo. When I visited their site for the first time, it was definitely an “Ohmigaaaaah” moment. They have dozens of equally gorgeous options in several colors; it was hard to choose. The paper only cost $6, but shipping bumped my total to $20. Still, this is an amazing price for a piece of artwork this size.
Help Me: Mantel Indecision
I’m trying to pick between two looks that I love equally for different reasons. I’m hoping some of you would help me decide the final art work…
Hook em’ horns…
OPTION 1: Sentimental Black & White
(Staredown & Flight of the Ocean)
Born and bred in Texas, the longhorn will always be a sacred animal. We lived less than an hour from the beach growing up (so what if was the muddy Gulf?). We spent countless Saturdays at the beach, and some of my best memories involved sand in my feet and seagulls overhead. They both have personal significance and in a tiny way help to “tell my story”.
(California Dreams & Organic Pebbles)
These pieces are fun and add a lot more color to the mantel. Each of the three pieces brings something unique to the mantel, but all seem to subtly imply movement. I feel like this combo brings a little playfulness to our formal living room.