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Eclectic Faux Fireplace Fall Mantel

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.


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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.


eclectic faux fireplace fall mantel kreativk.net


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.


eclectic faux fireplace fall mantel kreativk.net


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!


eclectic faux fireplace fall mantel kreativk.net


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.


eclectic faux fireplace fall mantel kreativk.net


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.


eclectic faux fireplace fall mantel kreativk.net


eclectic faux fireplace fall mantel kreativk.net


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.


eclectic faux fireplace fall mantel kreativk.net


eclectic faux fireplace fall mantel kreativk.net


I hope you like my eclectic faux fireplace fall mantel and hopefully got some inspiration here today!

Thanks so much for stopping by!




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  • Marjan Hoebeke-Pfaff
    17/09/2018 at 07:08

    I simply love your mantel! It’s such a great idea and it looks awesome!

    • Katrin
      22/09/2018 at 13:38

      Aw Thanks friend!

  • Leanna
    14/09/2018 at 08:37

    I love this Katrin. It is so very uniquely you. Beautiful style and I can’t believe that backdrop is a DIY project. Beautiful job on everything.

    • Katrin
      15/09/2018 at 08:44

      Thanks so much Leanna!

  • Mary
    10/09/2018 at 21:31

    Like it? I love it. You have created the prettiest decor for your fantastic fireplace. It really does look so real with the shiplap. I also love your painting and before I knew it was a painting I was staring at it thinking it might be gift wrap paper. But this is way better!

    • Katrin
      15/09/2018 at 08:43

      So happy you like it Mary, Thank you!!!

  • Ardith
    10/09/2018 at 17:55

    I love your abstract art piece, Katrin, it’s perfect. And kudos on the fireplace you built by yourself. It looks great. Cheers, Ardith

    • Katrin
      15/09/2018 at 08:42

      Thanks so much Ardith!!

  • Kim
    10/09/2018 at 17:50

    I love those owls Katrin (and how you styled everything). I’d love to learn how you made your faux mantel. I’d like one for my small apartment.

    • Katrin
      15/09/2018 at 08:42

      Thank you Kim!! The mantel was so easy to make, I will share the details soon.

  • Michelle Leslie
    10/09/2018 at 11:26

    YES. I love it!! For so many years I’ve wanted a mantle, just coz it’s the coolest thing ever, but so few homes here in S Africa have a real fire place. Well maybe down in the Cape where it’s colder than the rest of the country, but up here on the highveld not so much. And I love the way you’ve decorated it too Katrin. It just says fall in so many different ways. So very pretty

    • Katrin
      15/09/2018 at 08:41

      Thanks friend. I am so so happy with finally having one, it really adds so much cozy to our room, even if there isn’t a fire going on in it, haha.