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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Fall Mantel for 2015

Good morning everyone.  Cooler temperatures have found their way here and although it isn't cold it's definitely better than the high 80's we were having.  Fall was far from my mind this year as most of you know. However,  I love Fall so much I had to incorporate it into our home. So simplicity was my main goal.  Today I am going to share our 2015 Fall Mantel with you.

Vintage, Paint and more... Fall mantel done with vintage thrift store finds

As I said above - simplicity was my goal this year so I used things I already had on hand but in new and simpler ways. I love the bright colors of Fall - all the oranges and golds and burgundies just make me smile. Therefore those colors are what I decided to use. I also love to use different textures to give lots of depth and interest to my vignettes.  Such as this one over the fireplace.
Vintage, Paint and more... DIY burlap wreath for a Fall mantel
I started with our resident wood plank wall hanging  that does such a beautiful job of showcasing all the various wreaths I love to make.  This Fall I decided to use our burlap wreath I made  but I added a few "faux" Fall flowers that I found at the dollar store.  This brings so much color and texture into this area.
Vintage, Paint and more... Fall mantel done with thrift store finds and DIY chalkboard

On the left side of the mantel is an old chalk board I made from a thrifted picture frame that I wrote F-A-L-L on with orange chalk and outlined with yellow chalk.  Next to it is a framed print I made this year from scrapbook supplies and a bit of burlap I had on hand. The frame is one I picked up at a thrift store then painted and distressed a bit.  I then added a few "faux" pumpkins of various textures.

Vintage, Paint and more... Fall mantel done with vintage thrift store finds
The right side of the mantel has a vintage pitcher filled with "faux" wheat stems.  I set the pitcher on a stand of old books sans covers and tied with raffia.  The box to the right is a box that held a candle my son bought me.  I thought the box was just too pretty to throw out and the colors were a perfect fit for this display.  I added a small pumpkin on top.  A few more "faux" pumpkins with various textures finished out this side.

Vintage, Paint and more... Fall mantel done with vintage thrift store finds, DiY burlap wreath and chalkboard

That's it for this years Fall mantel - I love it.  Simplicity, color, and texture - the three elements I love for Fall decorating. And I already had everything except for the small "Bless this House" print so it was easy on the budget also. It's all about using what I have in a new way. That's what I love about decorating - making the old new again.  What have you used in a different way with your decor this Fall?  I love to hear from you so tell me about it in the comments below.  

Thanks for stopping by and until next time enjoy creating something you love.

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