Happy Monday Friends! Forgive me for being M.I.A. on Friday. We were up until the wee hours of the morning setting the stage for our DIY Christmas Decor "classes" at a local event called Vintage Market Days. I always want to put my best design foot forward if at all possible so instead of just setting up a few tables to showcase our DIY projects, I chose to install a backdrop that would speak to the out of the box designers that we are! :) After some brainstorming, planning, a few days of cutting, and a night of building, we ended up with this. . .
Since the event and our projects were mostly focused on Christmas ideas, I thought it would be nice for the set design/backdrop to have that homey Christmas-y feel. I think Christmas and fireplaces are pretty much like peanut butter and jelly- a perfect match! :) But instead of bringing in a real mantle and setting up something that looked like a legitimate fireplace, we went for a more abstract idea.
We built the mantle by bascially stacking firewood logs on top of each other. I wanted the piece to feel somewhat open since we were in the middle of the space, so I created two voids where the fire would normally be as well as above the mantle.
I love metallics (especially around the holidays) and I wanted the wood to pop a little more, so I opted to paint three silver stripes on the piece. I love the look of wood painted with metallics! :)
The other main piece of the set up was the chandelier. Can you tell what it's made of?
You guessed it. Bubble wrap made this piece possible! :) Bubble wrap and my sweet mom! (THANKS MOM!) My mother literally cut bubble wrap for hours so that I would have enough to complete the piece. I hope she agrees the final product was worth the work! :) I love the wintery look the bubble wrap provides and how the different layers add dimension. What do you think!?