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No Cost Fall Mantel

Hello.  Are you decorating your home with Fall Décor.  I love the colors of rust, shades of orange and gold blended with blues and greens.    Today I’m sharing the mantel in our family room and I’m happy to say I did not spend a dime.  I had everything in either my storage bins or craft room.

Fall Mantle Labeled

Do you recognize the candle sticks?  They were blue last week and I gave them a shot of gold spray paint.  I also wrapped a strip of orange and white polka scrapbook paper around each candle

candle sticks before candlesticks after

I made my Happy Fall banner from paint chips.  I have a huge stash.  I’ll share how I did it in another post.

lower half

Happy Fall Banner


I found the black coal bucket at the Goodwill last summer for $1.99.  It’s just been sitting in the garage.  A quick coat of Rustoleum Gloss black and it was ready to hold some faux pumpkins.

coal bucket 1

coal bucket 2

I also added some fall color to the vase on the corner tdesk.

Greens and Leaves 1

Greens and leaves 3

Fall Mantle Labeled

There’s a great fall link party sharing lot’s of ideas on Fall Mantel décor over at Thrifty Decor Chick.  Be sure to check it out for some inspiration.


Mantle Winter Spice-Up

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  I had what you would call a bitter and sweet one.  My son left Saturday morning back to school.  He’s been home for a month and now he’s 3500 miles away.  I’m so glad there’s Skype and text messaging.  The sweet part is my niece got married Saturday night in a beautifull and intimate small friends and family wedding.  She was beaming and I loved every minute of it and wish her and her new hubby a lifetime of happiness.

I packed away all the Christmas decor right after the new year.  It was looking pretty bland on the fireplace mantle after spicing it up for Fall, and Christmas.  I threw some stuff up there but was not satisfied (see the before pics below).  Somehow the orange candles weren’t cutting it for a winter decor.   I just wanted to stay in my sweats and not shower today which meant I needed to find stuff in my house.  And I wanted to keep it simple.

I had some vases I spray painted gold for Christmas decorating so I re-sprayed them a metallic gray.  To fill them I had some greenery stashed away and the branches from our gulley that I had sprayed for Christmas.  I also had the black wood candle sticks but I only had orange candles from the autumn decorating.  I used scrapbook paper I had on hand and just wrapped the candles.  I don’t normally burn these because there so close to the TV and if I can, the paper can easily be taken off.

Before I share the before and after pictures just one more thing.  The downfall of having your TV on the wall above the fireplace is the cords show from the speakers.  If I had some black straws on hand I would of used them to wrap the white cord.  Genius, right?  Okay, here are the pics.

Winter Mantle - before

Winter Mantle - after

Winter Mantle - left 2 Winter Mantle - after right

Have you changed your mantle up lately?

Look for tomorrows post.  I’ll be sharing a new Organization series I’ll be kicking off this week.

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Sharing this post with the following linky parties.  Be sure and check them out.

Motivated Monday, Between Naps On the Porch


Fall Deco

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Hi All – Thought I would link up to Fall Y’all.  Layla at The Lettered Cottage is hosting the first of four link parties. So today I’m sharing a little fall deco in the family room.  That would be the room that has the fireplace and the same room that the TV and speakers are above the fireplace.  That means not a big opportunity to decorate for any holiday but I always try to give the mantle a tiny bit of the season.

Fall Mantle 006A closer look…

Fall Mantle 009  Fall Mantle 010

I also added some fall flavor to the iron rod table to the right of the fireplace.

Fall Mantle 003 

A few close-ups…a cute wood pumpkin I’ve had for a very long time.

Fall Mantle 005

and a few fall leaves added to some greenery.

Fall Mantle 002 Simple with a fall touch!


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