This was a fun week and I was so inspired your Spring Mantels. There is so much talent out there and I am so honored you came here to show off!!!
Be sure to go through the links and find some inspiration for yourself.
Our guest judge, Amy from Commona-My House, had the most difficult job picking the winners. I think she did a fantastic job though!
She had the hard task of selecting the winners, so let’s see how she did. Here is what she said about her judging experience.
I loved being a judge for this Spring Mantel Challenge at The CSI Project. Moss, butterflies, bird houses, nests, forsythia, bunting, chalkboards, subway art and the use of objects that you already have are what I really noticed and was inspired by in this challenge. Every single entry was creative and fun. I think the point to decor is taking things and making it your own. I found it interesting that a lot of the entries used similar items, but all of the entries are different. I wish I could have awarded all of them, they were all fun to check out and read about. I loved getting to hop over to blogs that I haven’t been to before. Thank you so much for this fun opportunity…now I have to go and decorate my own mantel!!! XXXOOO.
Judges comments in bold.
And the winners are……drum roll, please!
#3 Pre-Springifying Mantel from Chateu Chic
I love her layered look, giving depth to her display by overlapping the etched mirrors, ceiling tin and found objects (which I’m a sucker for). She really has mastered the vintage, white washed look. She keeps things light, the only color is the blue/green of her vintage mason jars and demijon…and of course, the greens of the tulips. In her post she says that she surprised even herself by choosing the white tulips which are so lovely. I like that she used them on both sides of the mantel, balancing things a bit.
#2 Spring Easter Bunny Mantel from Serendipity Refined
The yellow, white and green color way is lovely against her stone fireplace and hearth. The Reclaimed Peter Cottontail Pallet Board is fantastic, and she shares a link to her earlier post where she shares a fantastic tutorial as well as her templates.
# 9 Spring Inspiration from Living and Learning with Luisa
Love the green, natural theme with the black and white checked accents. Symmetry works very nicely here. She has little details like the tiny ‘nest’ bunting hanging in the frame. Nicely done.
#12 Jaime’s Saint Patrick’s Day Mantle from Everyday Art
Very Creative…used a lot of “it” decor ideas: apothocary jars, bunting banner, subway art…all work well together. I think this is such an inspiring entry and post, because she really takes you through what she was thinking/trying while she was adding things to the mix. Very creative use of yarn balls, split peas and looking for free printable. Fantastic!
#14 Updated Spring Mantle from Diamond in the Stuff
Moss and robin’s eggs make a great combination. This is a lovely mantel, clean and bright..the symmetry keeps it from feeling cluttered. Great job!
#7 Risen Easter Mantel from Homespun with Love.
#11 Spring Mantel from Here Comes the Sun
Super cute. Great use of salvaged window, tinted blue mason jar with forsythia and AND I LOVE THE AQUA CHALKBOARD. I really like chalkboards incorporated into decor displays. Kelly has a great tutorial link within her mantel post, which walks you through how she creates such great chalkboard art. And her daughters birdhouses are so sweet…I think making room for kids to feel a part of our decor is a special thing. Overall, combination of salvaged window, blue mason jar with forsythia and chalkboard is a great grouping that can be changed to suit your mood/season, etc.
#13 Sign of Spring from House on the Way
Signs, tulips and cloches…what’s not to love? Leslie’s use of glass really lightens up the wood/dark accents she has on her mantel. The pink, green and yellow colors work well with her existing interiors.
#17 Spring Faux Mantel Decor from The Happy Housie
Happy is right. Fun, happy colors, great positioning and use of color. Stand out faux objects on her faux mantel: turquoise milk jug full of forsythia, antiqued newel posts and the super cute birdie picture on burlap with pretty floral mat. Great job and creative solution to not having a mantel.
#1 Easter Mantel from Husveti
A really fun, ecclectic mix that works. Lvica is starting with a pretty cool mantel with it’s own style going on…the bold yellow subway art balances out the forsythia, her fun pops of bright color and quirky objects (bunnies, toadstools, chick, feather’s in nest) keeps this “HAPPY” indeed. I also have to say, the reflection on the mirror on the mantel shows a bit more of the room. Tongue and Groove! Really cool space!
#5 Spring Mantel from Shabby Love
Frames, jars, eggs and a cloche covered nest all work well together. Great Symmetrical positioning. Really like the frames, cloche and jars together. Could leave these items up year round and change out smaller details for season, etc.
#16 Spring Mantel from Keep Calm and Decorate
This chalkboard bunny grabbed me at first glance. The whole mantel is divine with pops of blue and yellow. Screams spring to me and makes me happy. Great job and thanks for linking up!
Congratulations to all of the CSI winners. Be sure to go grab your button here and proudly display on your blog.
You have earned it!
Thank you to Amy from Commona- My House for being this week’s guest judge and making those incredibly difficult picks. Being a judge is not an easy gig. Be sure to go by and visit her blog!
Next week, the kids are on Spring Break and so will The CSI Project. Come back and check because I will be posting fun spring decor, ideas and crafts, but there won’t be a challenge. Just lots of eye candy!!!
Have a great week and stay safe!