A few weeks ago I decided to "lighten up" the accessories on my mantle. I added several fun things in lighter tones of aqua and off white.
But, something wasn't right. The stars weren't right. Too dark. I like the string of barbed wire across the fireplace because it fills in the large expanse of bland colored brick but with the lighter scheme, I knew it had to go.
Or did it?
I found some little carved wooden birds at Michaels and brought them home. I wired them onto the barbed wire and stood back. Hmmm. . . . too light. Not enough contrast.
After staining them with some diluted craft paint and covering them with modge podge to seal them, I wired them back on and was happy with the look.
They make me smile every time I pass by them.