I found some pine cone candlesticks at TJMaxx that I thought would be fun to use (they also have them in gold and silver). I decoupaged orange doilies from Michael’s $1 bins onto 2 pumpkins for a shot of color.
The pumpkin towards the front is an orange pumpkin that I painted with some Annie Sloan chalk paint and distressed. The pumpkin in the bookcase is one that I decorated with two different types of washi tape.
I had a piece of chalkboard leftover from making the one that’s in my dining room. I also had a framed print that we no longer wanted, so I made another big chalkboard. I hand lettered the word autumn and drew some fall leaves on it. I also spray painted a silver candle holder in candy corn colors. For more candy corn inspired fall decor see this post.
I also made my first burlap wreath! Which I found confusing for some reason but I finally figured it out I love the way the wreath looks layered on top of the chalkboard! It’s my favorite thing about my mantel.
I usually have a mirror with some candles and logs in the firebox area. For fall I used a piece of leftover beadboard from a downstairs bathroom project that I painted and distressed as a backdrop to my basket of pumpkins. I made the monogrammed pumpkin back in 2009!
I hope you enjoyed a look at my 2013 fall mantel and I know you’ll find lots of mantel inspiration today while visiting all these other bloggers who are sharing their mantels.