Thursday, August 31, 2017

{ Dusty Farmhouse Style Fall Mantel }

Hey everyone & happy Friday!!! Whoa this weeks been a long for us..not that anything bad happened { knock on wood }, but it's just been super busy with work, life & everything in between! Latley we've been taking country car rides on Sundays to see future properties that might work for what we're looking for in a small farm & then getting Chinese takeout after..Last weekend was no exception & when we got home I got super inspired to decorate our upper level living room { lower level family room update coming soon } fireplace mantel with some simple dusty flowers & neutral pumpkins that I picked up at Michaels on sale for under $3 a piece! I've been really into simplifying spaces & also loving that "muted dusty look" if that's a thing even hahah! Of all the mantels I've styled I think this one was the more simple & you know what? I loveeee it!  Come take a closer peek down below..

I love these dusty neutral pumpkins from Michaels!! They are the perfect color & still give that cozy fall feeling without being dramatic orange or just boring white.. The larger white pumpkins are also from Michaels for $10 & I loved the light distressing on them for that cottagey/farmhouse look!

There are a few things I want to change about this space, like adding new  fall greenery instead of the topiaries, painting the wood crates & adding a vintage style sign etc..but for now I'm loving the quaintness!

The barn painting is a DIY I did one night when I was bored..I was going to blog it, but honestly I'm so artist { that's my BFA sister }. I tried to incorporate what she has taught me..not sure I nailed it haha. I love it on the mantel though.. It adds simple charm right?!

*You can see last year's mantel HERE

Source List:
  • Large Pumpkins- Michaels
  • Small Pumpkins- Michaels
  • Greenery- Ikea
  • Fireplace box- Vintage find
  • Books- Vintage Finds
  • Painting- DIY
  • Mantel-HomeGoods
I hope you guys liked this super simple & sweet early fall mantel!! What do you think about these dusty little pumpkins & this simplified mantel?? Let me know down below, I love hearing from you guys!! **You can also see our early fall living room HERE

Happy L O N G weekend, friends!

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