This week is the start of our new series “Fall into Autumn” where 5 bloggers will bring you a different area of their home decorated for fall. The first area on our list is Mantel’s, have a look around and make sure you head over to see the other blogger’s mantels on the tour today.
How about a little Fall Farmhouse Mantel with thrifted items, fresh flowers and produce, and a little junk mixed in? I like to change up my mantel with the seasons but hate to invest in new decor items every time so this years Fall Mantel is a mixture of anything that fit the theme and was on hand. The paining of the cows is a favorite of mine and I never seem to tire of it, plus it’s colors are perfect for a Fall Mantel. I debated on painting something new but decided against it. I think I will have to have some fresh art for a winter theme though. My Fall bunting is a paper craft project and I will be back later in the week to show you how that was done, I attached it to the old tool box with clothes pins off the line and the rusted metal you see on the face is springs from our old wingback chair. The runner was made from two thrifted napkins that are in perfect condition, and the yellow candlesticks were once blue but with a little spray paint they now fit into the Fall color scheme. I think I always like a project that is thrown together with what is already in my stash better than if I had shopped for items. Maybe I just have to get more creative this way.
I’m not sure why I always call this my mantel, when it is truly the cabinet where our television is stored. We purchased it at an auction years and years ago, it was formally a storage cabinet in shop class at a local high school. All I did was give it a coat of off white paint and add new hardware. It’s a great piece to store quilts on and other vintage finds. I use the vintage laundry cart all over my house, right now it is holding the new 100 year addition blue canning jars, sometimes it has quilts in it, or even vintage linens. It’s a great versatile piece to have.
Don’t think you have to buy new every time you want a new look. Shop your house and see what you have and make do with it. I tend to decorate my whole house in the same color scheme so it makes it easy to move pieces from room to room and get a fresh look. I also hate clutter and don’t want to store a bunch of items so this method always works best for me. Remember to visit the other 4 sites that are showing off their Fall Mantels today. I hope you see some inspirational ideas that you can incorporate into your own Fall space.