Fall Mantel

Hey, how was your weekend?  Ours was great – we had a fun family photo shoot (can’t wait to share the pics next month), and I got the chance to work on my Fall Mantle as well.  As I mentioned Friday,  I was able to reuse most of my Fall Tablescape materials for the Mantel where they are safe from little hands :)


Once again I went with (shocker) a white neutral theme.




These frames used to be black but I wanted them to look like old barnwood, so I used gray, white, and brown craft paint to get a wood tone look.  Then I scraped some off for a distressed look.



Now that I see this picture I realize there is still paint on the glass whoopsie!  Once again, I’m the laziest DIY-er ever.  I suppose I should have gotten out some painters tape but I’m always working against the nap time clock!



Remember how I spray painted these leaves to give them a little softer look?  They are still holding up just fine.



Here is a close up of our fireplace tile.  My husband wanted glass tile, and I wanted marble so this was our compromise…I still love marble tiled fireplaces, but this is fun too!




Thanks for stopping by!  Later in the week, I look forward to posting my first cooking post.  Wow, taking photos of food is waaaay harder than I thought…but I promise the recipes are good :)


  1. Great mantel – and awesome tile on your fireplace. Slick and fancy – yet with lots of texture!

  2. I love the muted colors. This is exactly how I would do mine!!


  3. Anonymous says:

    Looks great Kelly. I noticed all your books are facing with the bound end toward the wall, is that a new thing?

    • Thanks Kim! Actually I was in a hurry trying to shoot the pics for this and my little man spent his morning pulling all the books off the shelves. I normally have them arranged in a certain way that looks nice but didnt have time to put them back that way, so I just flipped them around so they didn’t look all crazy :)

  4. Your house is gorgeous, Kelly! I just stopped over from A Women’s Haven and fell in love with your home so much that I just had to see the rest of your blog for myself! Oh, and I live in MI, too! What a small world! I’m a new follower! So glad to “meet” you!


  5. Your mantel is beautiful. Love the neutral and natural elements! Just gorgeous..

  6. The mantle is beautiful. I love the fireplace tile.

  7. Your neutral mantel is so pretty with the whites and grays.
    I’m happy to be a new follower, Mary Alice

  8. Love the mantel! And, I actually LOVE the books facing away. I am trying to think of how to incorporate that into my home!

  9. What a beautiful mantel! I have never thought to spray paint leaves. They look fantastic. Love the white. Thank you for sharing. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/10/make-it-pretty-monday-week-20.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  10. Such a pretty vignette! I love the white pumpkins! I’m your newest follower, and I’d love you to visit :)

  11. Hi Kelly! Sure love your fireplace and mantel! It all looks so pretty and serene! Especially love the white pumpkins! My fave!

    Thanks so much for partying with us at Blissful Whites Wednesday!
    Have a lovely week!

  12. Oh, and you did a fabulous job on those frames!! They look awesome!!


  13. Your mantle looks beautiful! Love all of the white pumpkins! Coming over from Savvy Southern Style and a happy new follower!


  14. Hi Kelly…so happy I stopped in from Becky’s…I love your mantel!!

  15. Awesome mantle! Love the white pumpkins!

  16. How beautiful! Your mantle looks great!!! I love that tile on the fireplace – it’s beautiful!!!! And I love that picture with all the trees!

  17. Love the white and neutrals! I’m stopping over from Happy Hour Friday, and am your newest follower! Excited to explore your blog!

  18. Oh Kelly..it looks GORGEOUS…you had me at neutral..:) love everything you do…xo Lucy

  19. Your mantel is beautiful! That frame looks like real wood, you did an amazing job with the paint! The white pumpkins, the pretty pictures and those tiles makes everything stand out! Love it!

  20. Hi Kelly, Love your white mantel vignette and those frames are awesome. White pumpkins are my favorites. Love your fireplace tile too. Just gorgeous.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  21. I love the white mantle! The painted picture frames turned out awesome – no worries about the paint. My DIYs are never perfect. Your home is gorgeous too I love the tile.

  22. Gorgeous, I’m a neutral gal too! Are the pumpkins real or faux?

  23. This is absolutely stunning! I am in love with the neutral colors and the prints that you chose. It’s perfect. Thank you so much for sharing!

  24. Hey Kelly,
    LOVE your fall mantle. I recently painted my living room a much much lighter color (blue) and now my orange and burlap natle looks so out of place. I may have to copy yours! so pretty!!!
    Would love if you came and linked up with us. We’re giving away one free week of ad space for one lucky feature, and our blog gets thousands of hits per day! Hope to see you there!


  25. Your mantel is gorgeous! I love the white scheme…so do not worry, never gets old to me! ;)

    I especially love the tile around your fireplace! It is just stunning!

  26. beautiful! loving the colors in your living room- off to check out more!

  27. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  28. Thanks so much for linking up last week at the Humble Brag! Hope to see you back tomorrow to link up more great projects and see if you were featured and/or won the free ad space.

  29. It’s awesome in favor of me to have a web page, which is helpful for my experience. thanks admin

  30. Megan Johnson says:

    Can you please tell me where your fireplace tile is from and what the color is? It is so beautiful!

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