I’m still plugging away at decorating for fall over here, even though the temp is currently 91 degrees (sigh, where are you fall??). It is never like this in Michigan in September! The kids keep begging for a boat ride and I have to remind them that everything has already been taken out of the water and we are normally thinking of hot chocolate by this time. I’m not letting that deter me though, I’ve got apple cider in the fridge, a pumpkin candle burning and I’m ready to get my Fall on.
I know you will all be shocked to see I’m doodling on chalkboards for my fall mantel.
I found both these frames at the flea market for cheap and thought they would be cool on my mantel. The larger frame actually was covered in black dirt…
and it still is. I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to clean it without destroying it since it is already falling apart, (the Mr. thought I was nuts that I even paid $8 for this) so I just painted over it. Some might call this lazy, I say genius! The kind of dirty gray color is working for me, I’m just trying to stay, er, authentic to the piece…ahem…
Then I just taped a piece of poster board to the back that I painted with chalkboard paint. and drew some simple leaves on each board.
I used my faux pumpkins from last year and updated a few with a coat of Duck Egg blue for a pop of color.
I’ve had these old windows lying around my garage forever (ok so I actually have a huge stack of them, but I do have a fun project in mind for them) so I propped those up there too.
I think I spent $16 on the whole thing minus what I found around me house already. I’m loving it, but I’m really excited for my Halloween mantel! I’m restraining myself though, it’s a slippery slope – decorate for Halloween in September and you are pushing Christmas November 1st, the kids are wondering when their elf on the shelf is coming out and it’s all down hill from there…
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