Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fall Mantel 2014

Fall is right around the corner...
the cool breeze, no humidity, the smell of outdoor firewood burning, leaves falling... 
I love it!!

As most of you may know...
every year... 
I try to do a fall mantel.

This year was no exception...
And of course... 
I had to bring out the ol' hammer, paint, and glue on this one.

My house was under construction for a few days.

But I got it finished!
here is my Fall Mantel for 2014...

Welcome to my
Pumpkin Patch!

I decided to go a little arts and crafty on this one.

I built the crate panel out of craft boards and a birch panel from Lowes.  
I beat distressed it with my hammer and then stained it to make it look like the side of a crate.   
Then I painted "Pumpkin Patch" on it.

I'm enjoying all the fall colors on this one!

I decided to add one of my favorite little metal signs in the middle.


Using some left over round wood slices from a Christmas project a couple of years ago... I painted pumpkins on them and added a stick for the top.  The wood naturally splits over time so it was perfect place for the top of the pumpkin.

I added thick curly twine for the vine with fake fall leaves painted green for the foliage around them.

LOVE how these painted pumpkin wood slices turned out... and the neighbors did, too!!

This mantel definitely put me in the mood for fall...

(sorry for any photo blur... I need some lighting equipment for sure)

Scarecrow says... 
"Thanks for stopping by y'all... and Happy Fall!"

Hope you enjoyed this year's 
Fall Mantel!

To see all my past mantels...


  1. Your pumpkin sign is so cute! And I love those rounds turned pumpkin - so creative. I have been itching to get a couple pumpkins and start the fall nest. You have me inspired : )

    1. Thank you Mindy... it was a very easy build and fun to paint the pumpkins! I love fall!

  2. Hi Kendra, Thought I would check out your blog, since you visited mine! Cute mantel! Blessings, Cecilia

  3. Oh I love it! The wood from the left over project is great and Frugal! I love your mantle. Very creative. And the quilt on the couch makes the whole room so cozy! I am glad you shared this! It is Fabulous perfect for the Fabulous Fall linky party! Come by and link!


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