October 11, 2012

2012 Orange & White Fall Mantel Reveal!!!

Because I was kinda still in love with my fall mantel from last year...
but I finally came up with something I love and it's my new fav look :)
Isn't it funny how that happens? 

There was a lot of putting something here, stepping back, shaking my head.... and moving another something there. 
A couple times where I scrapped the entire look & started over...

But here we are and I can't wait to show you.....
so, without any further suspense, here's my 2012 Fall Mantel!!!

I really wanted to add more pops of orange this year since it's quickly becoming one of my favorite things to add to teal :) 
So I love the small pops that were added in!

I found that gorgeous orange vase at Big Lots and it was literally the inspiration for most of the mantle. 
I knew I wanted it to be vintage chic with modern pops. 
The cute little blue vase is a thrifty find and the gorgeous white one is from Hobby Lobby last year. 

Do you remember the Vintage Farm Sign from last year?
If not, you have to check out what I made it from- it was such a fun project :) 

My FAVORITE part of this year's mantle is my chevron art I made.
It was the quickest project ever and has crazy impact.
I'll be sharing the details soon!! 

The amazing blue glass candestick was another thrifty find.
The owl, pumpkin & acid mirror are all from Hobby Lobby. 
I'm obsessed with those mirrors. 
Love. Them. 

The blue frame was painted & distressed from a 2$ Goodwill score. 
I added some orange fabric & a fun printable to it for some pizzazz. 

You can find the "A Life without Love is like a year without Fall" printable here
The orange finial was gifted to me by my awesome friends who knew I was looking for some fun orange things :) 
The vintage starburst brick was an amazing find this summer at a great little antique shop. 
The little owl is a Kirklands find. 

I really wanted some white elements to ground the whole look so I found a pair of mini shutters, painted them white & then separated them to put on either side of the mantle. 
The white cabinet doors are from last year's mantle. 

I love love love all the oranges, blues & whites together. 
They make me happy :) 

Let me tell you, 
that white scale was my FAVORITE thing I found this summer. 
I looked high and low for one like it last year because I so wanted a cute scale to put pumpkins on. 
I never found it last year but this year, it was just sitting in this little shop waiting for me. 
I think he's gorgeous :) 

I wanted a little more...something... when I got it all set up so I decided to add a rag garland.
I think it added just the right amount of texture and color it needed to finish it all off.  

I used a hodpodge of burlap, duck cloth & colorful scraps to get it done. 
Now it lets everyone know that fall has entered our house :) 

One last look at the whole thing...

I'd love to hear what you think of my new fall mantle!! 

I'm so excited to get back in the swing of things here on my blog and I hope you're ready for some fun projects & a few new makeovers because I've got them :) 

So, Watcha think so far? 
Like the orange & turquoise? 

I'd LOVE to see your fall mantles if you have them up.
So Head on over to my Facebook page and share some pictures!!! 

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  1. absolutely gorgeous~ just like the lady who put it all together!!

  2. Too cute! I love the chevron piece...I need one in yellow ;)

  3. Very well put together. Chevron piece is great.

  4. Ummm. What I think... HOLY MOLY- Teal and Orange- Screaming Fall - I LOVE it Kelsey! Great pops of color, love the mini shutters and the pops of orange, oh and that chevron wood art- It's a keeper! Happy Fall my lady!

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  6. It's gorgeous and inspirational! I love the colors! I am not even sure which part is my fave-but I am definitely making a fall banner! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Very cool! I love the pops of orange. Perfect fall mantel!

  8. Beautiful friend!! And I love your new blog look too!


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