The mantel at StoneGable is taking on a distinctively Farmhouse feel this fall! I went “basement diving” earlier today and brought up some chippy, farmhouse elements, and a few white pumpkins to see if I could put together a simple and seasonal mantel. I kept the window frame that I have used all summer in the center of the mantel wall and of course the vintage black shutters that flank the window. This season I wanted a very different look from last years more traditional mantel.
The window and the shutters were fixtures on the mantel that I was not going to change. I do have one more embellishment that I’ll be adding and sharing during our bHome Fall Home Tour on September 11th and 12th!
I wanted to use some galvanized metal with this mantel. Galvanized metal has blue and gray tones and it works BEAUTIFULLY with fall colored leaves because blue and orange are complimentary colors. LOVE how the leaves pop! I purchased the galvanized lanterns several years ago at our local Pottery Barn Outlet. But they also work great as a container or vase!
I found 2 tobacco baskets in the basement and thought the dark, rustic look would work with my fall mantel.
The white pumpkins were one-time orange pumpkins. But I painted them. Here is an easy tutorial to paint those orange pumpkins white if you like the look of white pumpkins! Check out PAINTING PUMPKINS WHITE .
My galvanized metal candlesticks found a new home on the mantel for fall. These came from the Luckett’s Spring Market. I’ve been trying to figure out how the corrugated holders were made. Once I do, I’ll show you too!
Two birch rounds are makeshift risers to add height to one of the candlesticks.
This year’s mantel is very rustic and chippy and time-worn… and works with my fall family room! I’ll show you more next week!
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