Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Fall Mantel

I wanted to share with you my fall mantel.  Usually every year it's about the same as the year before, but this year I have a new addition that gives it a whole new look.
A couple years ago, I bought an old antique headboard at a barn sale with plans to use it as wall decor in my dining room, but it was too large.  So ~ I tried to sell it several times at my yard sales ~ but no one evidently could see its potential.  I always thought it would look nice with the legs cut off, beautiful antique hooks along the bottom, and hung on a large entry wall to hang coats on.  I could picture a bench underneath it, and being the perfect place to stop and take off your shoes and coats.  But my problem was, in my small house, I have no entry way or a wall large enough for it.  
So ~ this summer after it didn't sell again at my yard sale ~ I got out the saw and cut off the legs and put it on my mantel.  It was instant love.  Now that I've gone on and on about it ~ I guess its time I showed it to you.
It adds so much warmth to the room and looks especially well with the rich colors of fall.
I love the old weathered look that comes from years of aging.
It is a beauty for sure and now that I've set it up on the mantel, I can hardly 
believe I let it sit in the garage for two years.  
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My Garden Diaries said...

It is the most amazing backdrop for your mantel!!!! Oh my goodness is that pretty!!!!! I can't believe it was sitting in your garage either!!! Beautiful beautiful!!!'

Linda@arichtapestry said...

Glad you were able to use the headboard after all in a very creative and unusual way.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Wow! I love the look. It's like wood paneling you see in stately old homes. I love the finish on it. What an inspiration! Good thing no one bought it! Such a nice comment you left for me! Glad you stopped by!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

BEAUTIFUL!! What a fabulous backdrop!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks great! I love it! I guess it was meant to stay with you. I think it was a good thing, too, because it really adds to the focal point.

Simply Suzannes at Home said...

Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

Your mantle is so beautiful.
I love all the brown and red hues, mixed with textured items like your horse. Beautiful!
Thanks for the inspiration!

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