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
I'm a mother of one "out-of-college" daughter, inheritor of one cat,a dog and four chickens, full time medical secretary, gardener, painter of furniture, fixer-upper and handy woman around my house, passionate about decorating, lover of flea markets and yard sales, restorer of old things, but most importantly, a daughter of God. Blogging is a way to journal and share my life, passions, and journey with anyone interested enough to follow along.