The biggest project I completed this year, besides growing a human being inside my body and then giving birth, was my hearth and mantel. It has completely changed the look of my living room! I was so happy to be invited by Sonya of At Home With the Barkers to be part of her fall mantel tour…and check out my cute fall mantel decor!
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I have struggled a little bit with decorating this mantel because of a) the giant TV above it, and b) I tend to go overboard. I have to force myself to pull back. As for the TV, my husband agreed that we can move it to the side of the fireplace once we build the built-ins on either side. So we will have a beautiful mantel with nothing but prettiness above.
As I had a bunch of stuff up there to start, I knew I wanted some cute white pumpkins somewhere. I had these old plastic pumpkins and gourds that I had spray painted several years ago and so this year I sprayed them white in the chalky finish and then hand painted them to be cream with a gold leaf stem. I love the way they turned out!
I found some dried eucalyptus leaves at Home Goods which I thought would make the perfect addition to my pumpkins. Then I flanked the pumpkins with my black lanterns from Walmart, Better Homes and Gardens line.
On the hearth I have this cute olive bucket filled with some firewood next to a white pumpkin.
And on the other side I have some wheat stems in a galvanized bucket sitting in my asparagus crate. And another white pumpkin because you can’t go wrong with white pumpkins.
It’s seriously so fun to have a proper mantel now. Next year will be even better because the TV will be gone!
Be sure to check out all the other fall mantels in this fun tour!
- At Home with The Barkers
- Cherished Bliss
- Unexpected Elegance
- The Tale of an ugly House
- Worthing Court
- Chaotically Creative
- Christina’s Adventures