For the mantle decor in my master bedroom, I wanted something fairly simple and serene to grace the ledge. When I found this giclee canvas at Ballard Designs, I knew it was just perfect for this space. The colors are neutral and the landscape has a very low country feel to it. To round out the space, I repurposed on hand decorations like the two large fleur shape stands and my glass hurricane lanterns. These glass hurricane lanterns have lived everywhere; the kitchen table, the terrace bar, filled with paper whites, filled with pumpkins … you name it they have been there and done that!
I knew the glass hurricanes needed a little gussying up. The clear glass and the plain white candles just disappeared and were nothing eye catching. I considered oyster shelling the glass hurricanes like my coastal lamp or the oyster accents on my coastal bookcase, but since there is a good chance they will live elsewhere at some point due to their versatility; I decided to just give their interior an enhancement.
Using a package of bronze upholstery tacks I picked up at Hobby Lobby for $1.99, I simply pushed them into the candle in an all over dotted pattern. It made such a difference. The basic white pillar candles looked like expensive ones with just that little addition. Then, I filled the base of the lantern with some white shells we gathered up on a family vacation.
The tacks go into the candle super easy and I was done in a few minutes flat. When I stood back to look at the progress, it was huge. The void that was the clear glass hurricanes and white candles now had a little pop. Perfect!
Oh if all my enhancements were that easy! With supplies in hand, I’m heading back to patio projects!