Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fall Harvest Mantel - A little Paint is all it takes

I finished decorating my Mantel for Fall

I just kept it simple this year, total cost $0, since that is what my budget is

I had everything I used, I did paint the pumpkins and Shutters, I wanted to go with Fall colors, but not bright. I mixed a little rust paint with yellow, added a little brown, to make the mustard color. Added  some un-sanded grout to make it "chalk" paint. I think I like the results

I spray painted an old gold candlestick black, then saned off some of the black to expose the gold

The Indian corn I picked up over the summer at yard sales for 50 cents

The deer horns are my husbands, old books, an old camera, brought in from other rooms in the house

An old cage sits on spray painted candle holder, both previous thrift store finds

The dried hydrangeas and pine cones are from my yard

Beside the fireplace is an old Army Locker (I think) from my Grandfathers garage

The Goose is from my Dad he had a small collection of Duck's Unlimited carvings

I haven't finished the hearth, yet...

Have a wonderful Day!

Thank you for visiting with me today, hopefully you have been inspired in some small way...

Please leave a comment so I know you were here, they really do make my day!

God's Blessing to you and your families, have a wonderful day

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  1. Wow- what an interesting eclectic Autumn mantel - love it, so unique.

    Well done!

  2. Very welcoming...I love the shutters!! The best part is you did it for 0 cost and got a million dollar look...makes you want to light a fire, grab a good book, and snuggle under a nice warm comforter.

  3. Very pretty, Lorrie! Love the color scheme. I especially like that you didn't have to buy anything but used what you had.

  4. I think it looks Fabulous an very unique.. you made beauty on a zero budget and it doesnt get better than that..

  5. Love it. You did a great job on the paint you mixed up too.

  6. I love the eclectic look! You did a wonderful job.

  7. The distressed colors, the textures, and the shapes create such a warm and lovely vignette for this space!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  8. hi Lorrie ... found you on Debbiedoo's and knew it was your post even before I opened it. I love your style and your fireplace looks so great. Having the arched cove in the middle makes decorating so interesting. The shutters look really nice too and you did a great job with the paint. I need to pin it and copy you.
    Audrey Z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/
    Timeless Treasures

  9. What a beautiful mantle! Love it! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  10. I love this mantle - you show how to make something so interesting and beautiful without spending a dollar. Thank you for sharing - found you through Saturday Night Special.

  11. I am a new follower. Love your blog......

  12. I love this, this is very creative! I have a SHOW-case Craft Showcase going on this weekend if you would like to be a part of! :)


  13. That is beautiful! Thank you for participating at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase! :) I host it every weekend, I hope you return to post more of your great things!

    Have a great week!



  14. Beautiful!!! Love how you painted the candle stick!
    Also how you pulled all the other eclectic items together!

  15. Lorrie you mantle is just beautiful! Thanx for sharing with us at THT.

  16. Your mantle is one of the nicest I've seen. Very original and everything has a story and a history to it! Just LOVE how warm it is! GREAT JOB!!!! Ana

  17. Hi Lorrie,
    WOW your fireplace mantel is amazing. I love it's charm and interest. You are so talented. Thank you for sharing. Hugs, Celestina Marie

  18. Hi Lorrie, Just stopping by first to thank you for linking up to Share It One More Time and second to let you know you have been featured. Please come by and grab your featured button and link up to the next party.http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2012/11/share-it-one-more-time-features.html

  19. Love the rustic look you created. Thanks for sharing.