We still have a huge pile of scrap wood and fence boards set aside waiting to be worked into wood projects. Hubby is always eager to make something that involves using his wood working equipment. The other day I asked him to add some fence board to a frame that had been stashed away for too long. I already had a place for it….the mantel. We moved the antique clock into another room for now.
Hubby finished this project in no time and I got my paint brush and spray paint out to put the finishing touch on the frame. This is what the mantel looks like now….the rustic framed piece lends itself as a fun natural backdrop for decorating for the upcoming holiday season.
Once the frame was in place, it was easy to fill up the rest of the mantel with fall goodies. A tall ceramic vase filled with branches and placed on top of a couple of books, a bark-covered candle holder overflowing with faux hydrangeas. The leafy candle stick in the center of the mantel adds to the overall organic look of that small space.
Well, here we are the day after and I happened to stop by an estate sale….prices were slashed 50%, my kind of shopping! I ended up with a vintage botanical bird print, which I immediately added to the arrangement on the mantel.
The print is called ” White-crowned sparrow”….I loved the colors and the natural presence it added to the mantel decor. So here I go, it’s the end of September and I’ve already changed my mantel twice. Before long I will add more greenery and pine cones….can’t wait!
I’m so happy you stopped by – I’ll visit with you soon!