Sunday, October 2, 2011

Fall Mantel

 Not long ago I wrote a post about my family room mantel.   I had created over sized art above it using vintage architectural prints and I had slip covered the rough cedar wood that I hated.  If you missed it, here's what it looked like.  To see the full post, click here.

You know that anything can give me an excuse to change things.   My reasoning this time is that a change in the weather equals a change around the house.

The first thing I did was to remove everything but the wall sconces and the slip cover.  I wanted something large to fill the space and chose these vintage iron grates which I painted yellow.

Before I leaned the pair of grates onto the mantel, I layered the chevron fabric that I had used as a back drop in my bookcases over the slip cover.    In front of the grates I added this yellow vase with an assortment of feathers.

You know I love to use architectural fragments.  I sometimes use this piece as a book end.  I wanted it on the mantel because it had the yellow, green, and orange that I have in the room.

Here's the final result.

The other items I added were some dried gourds, a small sunburst mirror, an antique bird print-- stolen from my bookcase, and some faux acorns.
I'm ready for Fall.


To see another post with Fall decor ideas, go here.


  1. Looks great!! I love the gourds and I used chevron for fall too! :)

  2. Love the eclectic collected look here! Happy Fall ~ visiting from BNOTP.
    Heidi @ Show Some Decor

  3. Gets you in the mood for fall. Now I need to get going and do some redecorating for this season as well!