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Monday, September 14, 2015

Kicking off Fall with Our 2015 Fall Mantel ...

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Happy Monday!

It's beautiful days like this that make me love this time of year and all that goes along with it!  And, to kick of the season, I'm sharing our Fall mantel.

Having just *beefed up* the area above our mantel by adding MDF panels and molding, I was excited to have a new, white backdrop for our Fall decor.  


Faux Fall branches and wheat are always an easy "go to" for me.


These candlesticks used to be white, but to give them more of a Fall look, I painted them with a little bit of leftover deck stain (ha! ... use what you have on hand, right?)  And, because I then hot glued inexpensive glass hurricanes on top of the candlesticks, I added Fall ribbon and big ol' bows to hide the evidence of dried hot glue!


Can you tell I'm a fan of symmetry?


These cardboard letters (from Hobby Lobby) also got a coat of leftover deck stain to darken them just a bit and so that they would match the candlesticks.  I then "messily" (is that word?) brushed a bit of white paint on them to give them a little bit of a weathered look.



This metal piece from Kirkland's has been sitting in our basement storage room for quite awhile so it was nice to bring it out, attach a Fall wreath to it, and let it serve as the backdrop for our seasonal mantel.  


I also brought back the beaded garland I made several years ago and added a cream solid wood beaded garland, too, along with this pretty glass acorn garland (from Home Goods) ... praying it doesn't fall and crash all over the floor!



I kept it simple on the hearth by just adding a few faux pumpkins.  


Lastly, I don't think I've shown you all yet, but I love how the beaded garland ties in with our new chandelier (from World Market) ... such a difference from our not so attractive ceiling fan.


I'll be sharing more of our Fall home in the weeks to come ... including a newly planked mantel in our sitting room AND a bit o' Halloween fun in there, too!


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28 comments:

Tina at Home No.14 said...

I love seeing your seasonal mantles...they are always so inspirational and pretty! Have a beautiful day.

Maci London said...

Can't wait to see the rest of your home!

Atrufam~6! said...

So pretty! I have been checking in nearly everyday to see your fall decor this season and am always beyond excited to see your beautiful home and ideas! Can't wait to see what's next!

My Cozy Casita said...

I LOVE TO SEEING ALL YOUR BEAUTIFUL POST ON YOUR BLOG YOUR MANTLES ARE PRETTY.
HAVE BLESSING
DAY!
ISORA
XOX

Cristina Garay said...

Simply gorgeous, Becca! Love the candlesticks, the acorn garland, the wreath, I love it all!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Becca, your mantel looks great! I am gearing up to pull out the Fall decor any day now. You've got me inspired! I'm sure you are decorating every nook and cranny right now!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful Becca...LOVE the beaded and acorn garland! I'm also loving that chandy!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Swoooooning over this, Becca! Just beautiful! I just can't get in the mood here yet, it's headed to the high 90s later this week, I really needed this inspiration!! xoxo Andrea

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Your mantles always look great, Becca! Can't wait to see the rest of your Fall decorating! Fall is my favorite season to decorate!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Becca, I love the new over mantle and it really makes the fireplace a focal point. Your Fall decor is beautiful!
Hugs,
Sherry

One More Time Events said...

Love your mantel Becca...absolutley Beautiful!

Janice Boucher said...

Hi Becca~ I love your mantel. Love the metal piece behind the wreath. Is it heavy? If so, how is it hung? The wreath really "pops" in front of it. Love your wheat in the candlesticks. Where do you get your Autumn florals?
Janice

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Stunning! You certainly did a good job with your "beefed up" backdrop. I was sure you were going to say you found that "perfect fitting" metal wall art at a store...not in your basement! It really anchors all the décor you've added. Looking forward to seeing the other touches of fall/Halloween you've added to your home.

Thomas cook said...

It is amazing. Things which has been used in this decoration are unique and looks wonderful as well.

Home Decor

Paige Rose said...

Super festive & bright, Becca!! I love the letters & the vibrant oranges!! I just blogged our fall mantel too..fall is creeping <3!! Happy Tuesday!

Paige.Rose
from
www.TheQuaintSanctuary.blogspot.com

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Becca, you are the Queen of seasonal mantels! I love this one too! The pops of Fall colors look great in your neutral room! The cardboard letters are fantastic! I love the idea of using the deck stain on them. Your beefed up mantle looks fantastic! I can't wait to see more!

mgeddis said...

Perfection yet again! Love everything you did. You are always outdoing yourself.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

So pretty Becca!
Blessings,
Cindy

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

This looks awesome, Becca!
I love symmetry too.
Your balancing act here is perfection.
:)
xox
A

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh Becca...there is your signature mantel .... it is so great to see a beautifully created mantel by you...Love all of the vibrant colors of Fall you incorporated in your most creative mantelscape....and that chandy is gorgeous!!...Looking forward to seeing your other mantel....love the sneak peek!!!

Suzy Handgraaf said...

It beautiful, Becca! And so you! I knew this was your mantel as soon as I saw the photo in my feed. Love, love, love all of the vibrant fall colors that you used.

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Very pretty. Now I really feel like a slacker!

Katie Jenkins said...

This looks so great! I love the large letters and the colors! Great job!!!

At The Picket Fence said...

Becca I always know I can count on you to create a gorgeous fall mantel and this one definitely didn't disappoint!! It's absolutely beautiful my friend!

Shannon Fox said...

It's so YOU now. Love your mantels, always. The garland on this one is beautiful!
Happy Fall sweet Becca :)))

Kelly said...

You've done a great job styling your mantel for Fall! I love the large iron piece with the wreath in the middle and how you followed a theme of leaves, pumpkins and acorns.

PAPERTRAILSANDSCATTEREDPICTURES said...

Looks beautiful as always. I am late in decorating for Fall on the inside. I did some on the outside. Have a good day, Becca!

Carol said...

Well, I see you still have the "Magic Becca Touch" for colorful and welcoming seasonal decorating! Love the beefed up fireplace....you guys did great!