mantel redo explanation

Also, we decided to add wood between the mantel and the fireplace opening to cover up the exposed brick underneath.  An awesome follower sent me an email suggesting we cut the mantel down from the bottom.  It wasn’t the opening I was worried about, it would be the height of the mantel shelf itself in another home.  Right now the antique mantel sits on a stone shelf, so to speak, about a foot and a half off the ground, but if we cut the mantel down, when we go to set it in a new house, I didn’t want the mantel to be too short.  Am I e


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Fall Mantel

As promised, every post this week will have something to do with the Fall season, right down to “Transformation Tuesday” tomorrow, which will also include a FALL LINK PARTY.  You’ll be able to show off any Fall decorating, or crafts, you’ve done so far this season!  I know you have some fabulous autumn fun up your sleeves, and tomorrow will be your chance to show it all off!

Remember our wonderful garage sale find?  The beautiful antique mantel that we scored for $100?  Well, I finally had the chance to dress it up for the season!  I had a great time preparing it for Fall and I’m really pleased with how it turned out.  I love this autumn mantel display for its simplicity.  It’s straight to the point.  I hope you like it, too.

Tutorials for the banner, the framed print and the pine cone wreath can be found here!!  Be sure to check out our Fall Tablescapes, too, with a few fun alternatives!

Welcome Autumn . . . good to have you back!

Linking to:

Tatertots & Jello
The Creative Paige
Funky Junk Interiors
At the Picket Fence
Freckled Laundry
Just a Girl

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating


The DIY Show Off

The Lettered Cottage


  1. Gorgeous Fall mantel display. I love the little sign you made too. Thanks so much for sharing with my newbie party.

  2. So beautiful!!! Love it!! I also love white pumpkins!! You’ve inspired me to get something going here ;)

  3. How pretty! I think the white pumpkins are perfect for Fall! I looked for some yesterday…but I’m still looking! Love your sign, too! ?

  4. very pretty! I love the vintage books, would love a stack of those for myself:)

    I almost have my mantle done for fall…so thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Very very pretty! I love white pumpkins too!

  6. It’s beautiful! I love your creamy whites! Those books are what draw me to the display. The Casper pumpkins are a great touch!

    ~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage

  7. Beautiful! I love it’s simplicity.


  8. Darling mantle, I love the white pumpkins, are they real? If NOT where did you get them? And what a great idea to run your burlap thru your printer SO cute, thanks for the fall ideas.
    I’m your newest follower.

  9. Beautiful. Love it all !!!

  10. I love your use of whites and creams– makes your fall decor really pop! Very refreshing. :)
    Visiting from Kellie’s –
    Heidi @ Show Some Decor

  11. Laura, you did a fabulous job! I love your burlap banner! So glad I stopped by for a visit from Debbie’s Newbie Party!

  12. Love the burlap banner and pine cone wreath. Lovely job.

  13. Oh, I love the colors and the Give Thanks banner! So pretty! I would love for you to link up to my new linky party –

    Creative Genius @

  14. I love this banner, it makes such a cute statement. Thanks so much for sharing with my newbie party.

  15. Beautiful mantel…love the neutral colors and all the textures! Perfect for fall.

  16. I love it! I’ve been trying to think of something to do with my mantel and you just helped inspire! I can’t do super spooky b/c I don’t want to scare my tykes but this is great!

  17. That has got to be the coolest mantle I’ve seen yet! I’m in love with it! I love the fall decor you used :)

  18. so so beautiful and soft and white- love it! and that quote is wonderful.

  19. I love how simple yet elegant this decor looks. The white pumpkins are so great with the sign, etc. I’m off to read how you made your beautiful banner. Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

    Warmly, Michelle

  20. Such a gorgeous fall mantle! I’m a sucker for neutral fall decor! Nice!

  21. Thanks for linking up to the Creative Genius Link Party! Don’t forget to link up again Friday!

  22. I need to learn/try to print on canvas! beautiful mantle!

  23. Love your mantel! All the pumpkins look so cute and paired with that candle it makes it cozy :)

  24. Absolutely LOVE this! It looks like it is out of a magazine and the framed quote is so perfect. Thanks so much for sharing another beautiful project with us at Inspiration Friday!

  25. I really like your display, Laura! The hay bale really adds some fun and those old books are great! The banner is wonderful, too and the pumpkins… I guess I like it all ;)

  26. Your mantel and display are beautiful!

    Thanks again for linking to Potpourri Friday!

  27. LOVE it ?

  28. Gorgeous!

  29. Such an amazing mantel! Thanks for linking up to The “Autumn Décor” Talent Scouting Party at WhisperWood Cottage!

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