I have been visiting around blogland a bit and have noticed all the fall decor that is starting to show up. I am still putting mine together - a bit slow this year and have nothing new ready yet so thought I would show you my mantel from last year before I show you this year's mantel.
Last year's mantel was before we added the faux pallet accent to the wall above the fireplace. I liked my book page wreath there but it did blend into the color of the wall a bit and didn't stand out as well as I would have liked.
I had painted some old frames with white paint and then added metallic touches in the pumpkins and in some old jars I had saved and painted using the technique I used here.
I then added some sunflowers and fall leaves to contrast with the colors of the jars.
I also added a gold frame and painted a pumpkin blue to bring in the primary color of our living room. I really liked this mantel a lot - the simplicity of it, the fact that I used metallics along with blue and white, and the bright sunflowers.
This year I decided I wanted to go a bit more traditional on my decor and colors. However I feel that some of last years touches are slowly winding their way back into this years design. We shall see what I finally come up with next week. So far I am really loving what is coming together.
Have you started your fall decor yet? Are you going with your usual or are you going completely against what you usually do? Tell me about it in the comments below. I answer all comments through email. Love to hear from you.
Until next time - have fun creating something you love.
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