September 23, 2011

Fall Mantle Reveal!!

Ack!! It's finally Friday and I''m so excited!!!

Not only does that mean I finally get a break from classes (but sadly my research paper will be with me all weekend...) but I finally get to show you my Fall Mantle!!
I've been dying to share it with you guys.
Mostly because it's pretty much completely epic to me.

Not only did I change what's on top of the mantle...but several little things on the actual structure changed that made a HUGE difference.
Can we even say it enough?
{Paint makes all the difference in the world}

I've been showing you sneaks all week about some of the decor going on it ...
so I can't wait to show it to you all put together...
this is where you hear the drum rolls, peeps.



I decided to go with brighter fall colors this year.
I added a few splashes of my aqua I love along with the traditional oranges and browns.
Add weathered wood and some wheat...and it's saying 'fall' all over :)

My 'Clover Hill Farm' sign fits in perfectly :)

And remember my sneak peek from yesterday?
I told ya there was some loveliness hidden in there.

I added a pretty coat of gloss white and gave them a good sanding.
I love the different heights of each of them- they're so purty together :)

I hung my glitter wreath from a thumbtack I put in the tallest door.

I'm so excited with how it all came together.
It's amazing how much your style can change in a year.
Last year was pretty sad :/

This year... well, I'm not sad I took down my spring decor anymore.

The weathered wood adds just the right amount of rustic charm to balance out the white and glitz.

I found this awesome antique Clorox bottle at my favorite antique store a few weeks ago.
I thought it'd be perfect for throwing some wheat in.
That amber color is perfect for fall :)

Although the opening to the bottle was smaller than I expected so I couldn't get in as much wheat as I was hoping.
But it still looks pretty together. Win.

The number is a random mailbox letter that I got at the same antique store.
I got a whole stack :)

My little H pumpkin is sitting on a plate with a couple of my cute Hobbly Lobby pumpkins surrounding it.
That awesome disc is some sort of antique cover that I found for 3$.
I couldn't resist it for some reason.
Love the typography. Love the old wood.

My favorite part is all the layering.
The glitter gourds and farm sign help add to that :)

I really was nervous about taking my spring mantle down but now that I see everything together,
I totally don't regret it.

I"m loving how light and fresh everything looks.
Especially with my chevron rug :)
I'm still loving that summer purchase.

How do you guys like all the cars piled into my blue vases on the hearth?
Just keepin' it real, guys.

Just for a good reference point,
here's the side by side of what the mantle has always looked like and what it looks like now.
See the epic change now?

See what I told you about not just the decor changing?
I also painted the fireplace faceplate and added some much-needed molding around the whole mantle.

Don't worry, I'll be sharing how I did the faceplate soon :)
So easy, guys.
And it made all the difference in the world.

What do you think?

**I'd love to see your beautiful fall mantles or mantle inspiration. Jump over to my Facebook page and share them there!!!**

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Linking to:
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Naptime
Sunday Showcase @ Under the Table and Dreaming
Amaze Me Monday @ Ditttle Dattle
Craft Catwalk @ Embellishing Life
Mushki Loves My Stuff @ Mushki Loves


  1. Wow! first, painting that faceplate made a world of difference! Second, love love love the shabby cabinet doors! third, love all the colors you used, totally fab!!

  2. Your mantel and fireplace look so fabulous Kelsey - awesome job!!! Thanks so much for sharing it all with us! Have a wonderful weekend :)

  3. You and I are totally on the same wavelength! I've been working on giving my mantle and fireplace a bit of an overhaul, too, and updating the window treatments on either side. The last step is spray painting my ugly fireplace surround! :) I love how yours turned out - and your mantle decor is fabulous! Great job!

  4. Great Mantle. I love all the projects that went into the making of this and how you linked to them. I will feature this at tonight!

  5. Awesome! I love the blue splashes in there. They just bring out the browns and oranges. Great job!

  6. Ahhh! So beautiful! And wow what a difference painting the faceplates! I'm pinning this for future inspiration - so many cool projects in one place and they look so great together! :)

    Brie @ BreezyPinkDaisies

  7. It looks awesome! I love the aqua with it all. You wouldn't think that the aqua would look good with orange, but it looks amazing!! LOVE the glitter paint, I have to get to Michael's this week! :)

  8. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE...Crazy love... :) What a great fall mantle - I have no idea how I stumpled upon your blog - but I love it. Definitely found so inspiration, so thanks! I'll be a new follower, for sure. XO

  9. This looks great Kelsey. I do like the fact that you painted the fireplace cream instead of the brass. It really pops. Great color choices overall. Beautiful !!!!

  10. It looks so good! I love the colors. So pretty!! Great job!

  11. It looks amazing! Love it :) I'm a new follower.

  12. Great job working the Fall in with the blue wall. That is hard to do and it looks awesome! Really well balanced. The fireplace screen update in white looks wonderful too. Have a happy Fall =)

  13. Oh is lovely!!!!! I love it all. You have inspired me. I changed my family room decor over the summer to very dark primitive to a lighter nester type look and I was very nervous as to how to decorate for fall. You got me inspired. Thanks.

  14. Oh wow, this is just gorgeous! I can't even pinpoint which thing I like best! The details are amazing! I would love for you to share this @ Show & Share!

  15. Love the colors. Glad you were able to keep your blue and incorporate it so nicely. Great job! Saw you over at Southern Lovely.

  16. Absolutely adorable. Your attention to detail makes everything pop! Thanks so much for sharing. Blessings

  17. Oh, I REALLY like those repurposed cabinet doors! They really stand out on your mantle, and create a fabulous backdrop. Jen @

  18. Such a beautiful mantel. I love the cabinet doors and the chevron rug. Beautiful room!!

    Sorry I didn't include it in my mantel feature post last night, I think it was linked up after I had finished the post. I featured it on my TT&J facebook page :)


  19. Looks beautiful ... absolutely love the colors !

  20. Your mantel is absolutely beautiful and I love the colors! Happy I ran across your blog and proud to be your newest follower!!

  21. Absolutely love it! Thanks for linking up with us!


  22. I featured you today from the Show & Share party--congrats! Beautiful mantle!

  23. I love the glitter pumpkins. So pretty!

  24. Just wanted to let you know I'm featuring you! Come grab a button!


  25. It looks fantastic! I love the layering and the Clorox bottle is so cool---love that touch of brown. And the blue glitter pumpkin is awesome....I think this is my favorite fall mantel I've seen so far! Great job!

  26. wow this is beautiful I pinned it so i never forget and can use the inspiration for next fall. Thank you for linking this up to our party show and share on Wednesdays. We would love for you to come back this week and link up your latest project

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

  27. oh my gosh I watch the show I break for garage sales (I think that's what it is called) any who I wanted to get some ideas to recycle some furniture I have as well and your octagon side tables was the idea I had too and wasn't sure exactly if they would turn out right but you assured they can be done so thanks I have four kids and one coming in December so gotta get busy with my growing nest got any more ideas for furniture that needs updated majorly!!!!got this couchand matching chair , Love the style but can't stand the fabric....can you put a fabric spray on upholstery??? It would be so easy MAYBE!?lol I am however pretty crafty and in the middle of redoing a breakfast nook that was in storage and it got wet so I am repainting it . I also have some old furniture that I would love to do- a chair, a china hutch from the 19th century from an old farmhouse, old school desk ,a fireplace and a few other finds. Your ideas have really inspired me that I can and will get to them maybe in the nesting period. Also I Iike the picture frame with sticks and also the wood pumpkins along with your fall mantle Keep up on the creations they are works of art .


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