Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Fall Chalkboard and Bookpage Mantel

 Good morning!
So it is no secret that I L-O-V-E chalkboards.. and anything with bookpages.. My Fall Mantel incorporates both of those things!
I went to Home Depot and had a piece of wood cut for this vintage ( bought at a flea Market ) frame..I then painted it with chalkboard paint and here it is. I think I might dry brush off white paint over the gold on the frame ..Just haven't had time yet !

 I cut an oak leaf shape from book pages.. folded them in half and glued them with hot glue in clusters of 2 and 3 to a strip of black and white gingham...Faux cotton branches ..fall leaves and berries..sweater pumpkins and glittery pumpkins are all layered on the mantel.

 Chalk painted mason jars tied with black gingham check fabric hold a trio of sweater pumpkins. The white wood lanterns are from Homegoods.
 There is also black check burlap ribbon entwined thru the cotton and leaves..and a strand of white lights to light it up at night!

So ..when I was doing the chalkboard this orange one was my first ..I didn't like the way it looked so it got erased and a white and black plaid pumpkin is the replacement ..

The Fall home tour starts today at Brenda's 

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Brenda Pruitt said...

It's just beautiful, my friend! I meant to get around to cutting some of those pretty leaves, but time just ran right out.

Kim said...

I love your garland!! So sweet!


I love it all! All those white pumpkins, the garland is gorgeous... everything!

Happy Fall.

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Wow! Your decorating ideas are gorgeous Priscilla! I love that garland!

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Lovely!! I may use your leaf banner idea...love it and i have several boring books that could be made beautiful!! I may tea stain mine.

Susan Freeman said...

Your mantel is charming!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Your mantel came out so pretty. I love your pumpkins and the pumpkin chalk board art.
Thanks for sharing this.

Barb said...

What a beautiful Fall mantel!

Unknown said...

Priscilla - I love your fall mantel. Your decorating is so creative. I would love it if you would join us for the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop and share your wonderful decor with us.

Pat said...

I l o v e the switched color palette of the chalkboard, dear friend!!!
Sorry, I haven't bee to your blog, but I follow you daily on FaceBook!!!
Thank you for sharing and inspiring!!!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Priscilla, I love chalkboards and book pages as well. I started switching up my mantel for Halloween today and I used a book page garland as well. Love, love your leaves! I agree that the chalkboard looks best b&w. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Melody said...

What a cute idea to cut leaves from old book pages! I love it. Your mantel looks great. I love your chalkboard too.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Love the mantle all decked out for Fall!! Great idea using the book pages and I adore those sweater pumpkins. Each year, I say I am going to make some!!