After doing my typical family room mantel and feeling a little let down with the result (read about that here), I decided to change things up in the living room. Here is where I started which was basically the work of my four year old with a few things left over from the fall. And, yes, the lampshade really looked that way because I didn't have the right light bulb to hold the shade. Talk about forlorn.
It was about 15 degrees outside so I took on the challenge of doing everything without buying anything or even leaving the house! So, I shopped my house for things to use. I quickly settled on glass and crystal, as well as golds, silver, and splashes of red. It's hard for me to get away from red at Christmas.
Here's where I ended up and I LOVE it!
What do you think?