Decorating@Nibs- More Fireplace Mantels

My grandmother was an avid sewer and she had my grandfather build a small workplace in the corner of their living room. It was so small, she was just able to squeeze in a table, small chest and chair. As a child, I remember how much I loved standing beside her while she worked.

Fireplace Mantel #19- A Sewing Nook

sewingnookmanteldetail01-opt

A fireplace mantel can be the perfect piece to help create a cozy sewing nook.

grandmasewingspot02-opt

Process-

1. The fireplace mantel remains the same mossy green (Benjamin Moore #434) I picked out last time. But baseboard trim was changed from dark blue to match the green.

sewingnookcolorsandprintss-opt

2. I’m a big fan for covering walls with fabric. This green rose print is from Joann’s and has a great 1940s look to it. Side Note- That lamp shade is covered in the same print but in red.

sewingnookbkwhtimage02-opt

3. Mantel Accessories- I skipped the idea of making a design statement here. This display is all about things that are sentimental. Steiff teddy bear c. 1940s, antique needlepoint, old portrait, plate, tubes of paint in B-mug, metal calendar, basket of dried baby’s breath, vintage toy bike, metal hanger, dollhouse chair, collection of dice, books, frame, wooden Dutch shoes, glass, metal holder with paper flower, etc.

onthemantelsewingnookdetail-opt

4. Other- Antique sewing machine, enamel top table, chair, floor lamp c. 1920s, sewing cabinet (family heirloom), vintage child’s dress, container of thread and assorted pictures.

sewingnookfireplacemantelblkwht-opt

(Styling & Photos- © 2014 Martha Browne)

Related Nibs posts-

Fireplace Mantels-#17 Colorful Colonial #18 A Botany Lesson

Sixteen Fireplace Mantels

Fashion Character Card #9

Advertisements