Monday, September 14, 2015

Kicking off Fall with Our 2015 Fall Mantel ...

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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