I admit that after all of the Christmas was down from the fireplace, I was feeling lost as to what to do next. It's too early to put up springy stuff...........but Christmas was over and done. So I decided to go with a fairly "stark" winter look.
I left up my "window turned kinda-sorta mirror" that I had up during Christmas (one of my many old windows that I painted on the back with brushed nickel spray paint).
In front of it I took a frame I had on hand that I spray painted dover white and staple-gunned sticks to on the back (you can see that there are several that poke out the front too - I think it gives it a little whimsy).
The wreath is actually made of an embroidery hoop and fold-over lunch baggies (I know right? There's a tut at Family Fun). I had it on the front door during Christmas and decided it went really well with the wintry mix I was going for!
Last but not least is a set of 4 canvases I made to represent the 4 seasons. I just picked up 8x10 canvases in the craft dept. at Walmart (they come in packs of 2) and used a graphic I found online and my nifty cricut with black vinyl. Eventually I want to make an arrangement on the wall with them and put the verse from Ecclesiastes on how everything has a season. But for now I like them resting against the other layers on the mantel :)
I have ZERO inspiration yet on what I'll do for spring..........good thing I've got a little bit!