Hello & Happy Monday y’all. The first week of school is behind me and it feels like Fall around here. It is still hot, but there is just something in the air when it’s back to school time and the nights are finally getting cooler… Fall to me for sure!
During the long summer I’ve enjoyed, I built a faux fireplace mantel! Yep, you’ve heard that right. This girl built something all by herself, lol. I have always wanted a faux fireplace mantel and now I am so so excited to finally have one! Because nothing looks better on a faux fireplace mantel than Fall decor! Ok, and Christmas decor too. Can’t wait!
Eclectic Faux Fireplace Fall Mantel
I will share the plans and how-to of the fireplace another time, if you’re interested. It is a simple build, you can see it, nothing fancy shmancy. But that’s what I wanted for this place. Our living/dining area is on the smaller side, so I didn’t want a whole lot of detail on the mantel. Especially since there will be decor on it at all times.
The one thing I still might change about it though, is the top. I’d like to put a thicker piece of wood on top. But for now I am pretty happy with it! And let me tell ya, it was easy. I didn’t even use any power tools. A hammer, nails and some wood glue, that was all. I got our local hardware store to cut all the pieces for me and so that made things a lot easier too.
Ok so here’s how it looks right now! I must say, it really gives our dining area a whole new feel and fits in perfectly.
And now to my eclectic Fall decor this year. The mantel itself is rustic but still simple, so I wanted to add different styles to the decor.
Since there are no real dry leaves here just yet, I just added a pretty branch from the backyard in a glass bottle to it. Green leaves do the trick too I think.
A string of lights and candles give me all the feels for Fall. So they had to be on my mantel too, of course. Last Fall I also used these lights, you can see how here.
The dried leaves glass display is a little DIY I made the other day. Find out more about it here. And the artwork is actually also a quick DIY. I just brush painted a piece of plywood with grey, white and black chalk paint and added some gold paint to it.
I don’t know what happens, but I love some gold accents here and there this season! It just gives the whole cozy look a little bit of glam. But just a little!
I love this candle because of the amber glass and how well it fits in with the color scheme, but it also smells amazing! It’s Smoked Amber & Moss [the name alone caught my attention] and I got it at our local Primark.
And how about these owls! I found them at a flea market for 50 cts. and just love them. Again, the colors fit in really well with it all.
The small basket was also a 50 cts. flea market find and it adds a nice texture to it overall.
I am so happy with my DIY faux fireplace mantel. The backing is just a piece of wood I added to it and drew the shiplap on it with pencil and a ruler! Everyone who walks in, asks me if they are actual wood planks, haha.
I hope you like my eclectic faux fireplace fall mantel and hopefully got some inspiration here today!
Thanks so much for stopping by!