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FALL GREAT ROOM MANTEL

Monday, September 26, 2011





The great room mantel is now ready for the Fall season.

We are in the planning stage of making updates to the great room, but there was something I just had to do right away.  During a thrifting jaunt many years ago, I found this old window and fell in love with it.
In my previous home it hung in an opening between my den and kitchen...it was the perfect place for it!   When we moved in this house the old window found a new home over the great room mantel.  The mantel is a very old piece and was here when we moved in.  I didn't realize until a few months after placing the window above the mantel that they actually had the same decorative diamond design.  That was a nice discovery!



The old window had a few rusty colors on it that I didn't much care for, a bit dingy don't you think...




So out came the AS in Old White to brighten up the old window and fireplace mantel... 




 Here are some close ups of the mantel so you can see how the new paint looks.  Because it is such an old mantel the finish isn't smooth, but I think the dimension from the Old White paint and dark wax really turned out nice.
(It looks darker than it really is in these two pictures, it is lighter as in the picture above.)




The mantel has been decorated for Fall by using pumpkins, gourds, feathers, leaves and berries...


 These little acorns and pumpkins are in the pots at the base of the topiary's, I really like the sparkly ones!
















Thank you so much for coming to see me, please leave a comment so I'll know you did!!!
Blessings,
Cindy

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FUNKY JUNK FALL MANTLES
NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY
FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY
OPEN HOUSE PARTY
TREASURE HUNT THURSDAY
FALL INTO FALL PARTY
WOW US WEDNESDAYS
ANNIE SLOAN CHALK PAINT LINKY PARTY

34 comments:

  1. I love it!! Love the old mantle, with the uneven, chippy looking paint, and the way you have decorated it for fall. Great job!! I have one done, but can't seem to get any decent pics right now because of the gloomy weather.

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  2. You are right, the diamond shapes are terrific together. I love how you used all the pumpkins and berries. ♥O

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  3. Hi Cindy! Your mantle is gorgeous and I love the vintage window frame. The topiaries are wonderful too.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  4. I heart your mantel, I really love that old window too!

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  5. Cindy your mantel looks beautiful! I love that old window and your swag gorgeous!! Martina

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  6. Such a gorgeus mantel, I love the old look to eat, like weathered! The old window is great too. All your gourds are so sweet. Have a good week. Hugs, FABBY

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  7. Your mantel looks just gorgeous Cindy! The old window is absolutely perfect on there! :-)
    Vanessa

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  8. Cindy your mantel is fabulous! I LOVE your tall topiaries! The old window is just perfect!

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  9. The window add so much and of course the colors of Fall are beautiful in your home! I still need to get some of the chalk paint...such wonderful results! ♥

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  10. Your Fall mantel looks wonderful!! I really like the sparkly pumpkins too. The wreath adds a special touch. I just love to decorate for Fall, as it my favorite season of all. Have a lovely week.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  11. I love old windows, but I really like yours for the interesting diamond shape. Love the addition of the berry wreath with it. You know how to put things together for a beautiful look!

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  12. Thanks for the kind comments and for visiting my blog! Had to check out your new post. You are very gifted putting together florals! Love the mantle fall decor! :)

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  13. OMG that is just gorgeous Cindy!
    I know I need an old window now. I've been looking! And I love the burst of Autumn color on there too!
    Gorgeous!
    Cindy

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  14. Okay, I have been inspired not once, but twice with your beautiful fall decorating and then I just read another blog's post about decorating the mantel for fall. I think there's a subtle message going on here for me...get my rear in gear with my fall decorating! I've been putting it off since we are still experiencing some on and off hot weather. But now I think it's time, don't you? ;)

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  15. Cindy,
    Your mantel is beautiful! Love the use of the old window frame. Lovely!
    Sherry

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  16. Wish I had a mantle. Love how the window and mantle have the same design in them. They look great!!!!

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  17. LOVE your mantel. It has beauty and character.

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  18. oh my goodness you have such amazing taste. Your mantle looks lovely. I have wanted two topiary for my mantle for such a long time ( to expensive though). You are inspiring, hugs!

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  19. Your old window is really pretty and looks so lovely over the vintage fireplace mantel. The diamond shapes do match, what a happy find for you!
    Your Autumn decor really looks pretty, I love all the color at this time of year that looks so wonderful when added to a room.
    Hugs, Ciny

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  20. Oh Cindy, it is so awesome. I love the lok of the old window, and I think your paint job is perfect.

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  21. Cindy, I just left you a comment, and I think it disappeared.

    Love what you did here!

    XO,

    Sheila

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  22. Looks great, Cindy! Love the painted window and fireplace ... the chippy look is fabulous! Your garland is gorgeous popping against your old white pieces, too! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. It looks fabulous!! I love that rich garland against the white mantel!

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  24. Just a gorgeous vignette! Thanks for sharing. :) (new follower here ♥)

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  25. Again loving your mantel! Thanx for coming over to party! Have a great evening!

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  26. your mantel looks very pretty!

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  27. Cindy, your mantel is beautiful! You did a great job! I love how you used the old window and the new finish on the mantel! Very creative! Very pretty!

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  28. Your mantel looks soooo good and I love that "cool" looking old window!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  29. Cindy, I wanted to drop by again to thank you for sharing your pretty mantle at the Open House party. I appreciate your participation.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  30. WOW, I love it. Love the chippy wood. You did a wonderful job decorating! Love, Love Love it.

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  31. This is really pretty, Cindy. thanks for sharing at Wow.

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  32. What a beautiful fall mantle...the color is so rich...Just like a harvest.
    Rene

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  33. I just love all the color and sparkle! Beautiful window and mantel. Visiting from Funky Junk's SNS, Fall Mantel Party

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