Friday, September 21, 2012

Fall Mantel


I have been in such a can’t sit still project mode this past month, my husband asked me last Saturday what was making me feel guilty.

Me? Guilty? 

Just because I can’t sit still, and I have spray paint fingers (dented and speckled)?



just energized and creative.

Don’t you love it when that happens?


And so when I found a burlap canvas from Wisteria at the flea market recently  ($1.00),

that flow started and hasn’t stopped.


Isn’t it fun when that happens?


I may not be able to walk, and I may be a little paint splattered, but I am having fun ,and that is 

the best feeling in the world ( not to be confused with guilty).

It is till in the high 80’s here,

so I wanted something that felt cool.


wooden monogram- Etsy

burlap canvas- flea market

wood glue

raffia- Dollar Tree

silver and gold pumpkins- don’t remember…


Linking to:

Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence

Home Sweet Home at  The Charm of Home

Vintage Inspiration Friday at  Common Ground

Feathered Nest Friday at  French Country Cottage

Fridays Unfolded  at  Stuff and Nonsense

Potpourri Friday at 2805


Rose Garden Malevik said...

I just SMILE.....this is a great idea ....just LOVE the pumpkins :)
and do not miss....




it is FUN , last week 102 lovley blogs :)
HÃ¥kan ( The Roseman)

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

This is very pretty Laura!

Deb said...

Your projects are inspiring

Donnamae said...

You have such a the simple and elegant. Enjoy your weekend! ;)

Theresa said...

Love your pretty Fall Mantel! That canvas was a wonderful find and you made it even more beautiful with the monogram:) Have a blessed day dear Laura, HUGS!

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

Very pretty fall mantel! Love the monograms on burlap. Simple and elegant.

trash talk said...

There's nothin' wrong with a little guilty pleasure!
BTW...I'm gonna try and convince everyone paint splattered clothes are the "new" LBD!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Yep - a few specks of paint in the wrong places around here also. :)
Enjoy your weekend.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your mantel looks so pretty, Laura! Simple and elegant. I love what you did with the burlap canvas (great deal).

We have been in the 60's...perfect fall weather!

Have a great, guilt free weekend!!


Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

Perfectly lovely! The pumpkins are great and the monogram is the icing on the cake. Happy Fall!

Bliss said...

Well it looks wonderful, so keep doing whatever it is you're doing being all energized!


Unknown said...

Oh I just love this Laura!!!
Following you back!

Sue McPeak said...

I just knew you would have something Fantastic For Fall. Sure enough...the mantel is inspiring and your creative and thrifty ideas are just what I needed to see.

It's been way to long since I visited your lovely blog. Glad I came today. Hope you'll have a chance to stop by CITexas's Fall Ya'll there, too.

Deserae said...

Your fall mantle is gorgeous! Love the mongrammed burlap panel too :o) I have paint fingers today and am having a hard time walking myself...but I'm happy!!! Have a great week!

At The Picket Fence said...

Laura this is so beautiful! The monogrammed panel is the perfect centerpiece and everything is just lovely. Thanks for sharing it last weekend at Inspiration Friday!

Karen said...

Lady Laura... you really know how to inspire me and get me in the mood to decorate!! Love it!!
Ladybug Creek

Poolside with the Girls said...

love it! just beautiful!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your mantel is beautiful and elegant, Laura! Thank you for sharing your creative touch with Potpourri Friday!

The Charm of Home said...

That is really pretty! Thank you for joining HSH!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Hey Laura!!! OK, this is so cool, I LOVE it! that burlap canvas is the perfect backdrop for that gorgeous monogram! I'll be featuring this for Vintage Inspiration. I'm so glad you joined the party!! xoxo

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Oh, Laura, the mantle looks beautiful and the monogram is perfect! Love the contrast of the swirly letters against the textured burlap. It would be equally lovely on my mantle as it is mine and John's monogram too :)


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