Happy day everyone!!
Did I ever tell you that my house actually has two mantels….. that’s right two. Our house has had multiple additions. I don’t even know how many. I just know that whenever I go up into the attic, which I try not to do very often, I have to pass through multiple walls which indicates multiple additions.
I did not decorate this mantel for fall this year, the one that I did decorate is more in the center of the house. It’s a natural gas fireplace.
Right now that is what we use to heat our house, which is a story is for another day. Luckily where we live we don’t have to deal with really really cold weather.
The other fireplace, the one I will show you today, is an old wood burning stove with a loud blower. This fireplace is at the very end of the house. We have used it a handful of times. It’s not efficient at all, we need to get something else over there.
I am not a fan of this existing mantle and so that will be changed out in the future. For now I try to work with it.
Last year was our first Christmas here and I only decorated the white mantle. But I wasn’t blogging yet so there aren’t any pictures. This year however, I decided to decorate both.
So there will be a few mantel posts coming.
Even if you don’t have a mantel…. I have seen people decorate the top of their pianos, dressers, console table or even an entertainment center. Really, any long flat surface can be decorated like a mantle.
Sit back for a minute and let me show you around my rustic mantle.
I knew from the beginning that I wanted this mantle to have a simple look. This room can get kind of visually busy. My command center is in here plus there is the bookshelf. I am also working on a gallery wall too.Not to mention that brick….
Then I remember I had picked a bunch of pine cones last year that I never used. One thing led to another.
Before I knew it they were silver and hung like a garland.
Have you ever decorated with all metallic before, what do you think of my rustic mantel?
bethany dearden says
Love the metallics! It looks great!
Thanks Beth! I am really please with the way the rustic wood compliments the metallic silver!
Love how pretty your mantle is! The metallics look amazing and festive! I would love if you would share this at my blog party, Celebrate It! It is all about celebrating our wonderful everyday lives!
Thanks Teri! I will come link up to your party, thanks for the invite!
Lindi V says
Very cute! Love the silver for Christmas. And the Joy letters! I'll have to sneak back and see the tutorial on them. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Lindi @ http://www.lovecreatecelebrate.com
Thanks Lindi!! The JOY letters is another easy one! I didn't mention in the post but you totally can use letters from the store. I just like to to do everything DIY I guess :). Thanks for stopping by!
Meredith @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home says
SUPER cute!! Love the rustic look for Christmas 🙂
Thanks for sharing at the Monday Funday party this week.
Hey Meredith!! Thank you so much! Glad you like it 🙂 Love linking up to monday funday!!
Michelle Katseanes says
Beeeautiful! I love this mantel and the combo of rustic and metals. Thanks for sharing! PINNED!
Thank you so much for pinning!! I was really pleased with the way the rustic wood compliments the metallic silver. Have a wonderful week!
Jennifer Dawn Oliver Shelton says
It looks great! I love that you used salvaged wood!
Thanks Jennifer! The old wood definitely is a little bit trickier to work with. I have used it for a couple different things now so I am getting a feel for it.
Kimberly Lewis says
I'm totally in love with this! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you being a part of our party, and I hope to see you on tonight at 7 pm. We love partying with you!
Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls
Hey Kimberly! Thanks for pinning!! Love your party!