My mantel has been sporting a beach theme since we got back from the beach on July 4. Two and a half months of a beach look is enough. Fall is nearly here and it’s time for a change.
The beach look:
I started with some new artwork for over the fireplace. The fabric that I used is vintage Waverly from the late 70’s. The pattern is Old Sturbridge Village. The former owner of our house made curtains for many of the windows using this fabric. I didn’t like the curtains back in 1993 when I took them down, but I liked the fabric and washed and saved some of it “just in case.”
I bought three art canvas at Michael’s and stapled the fabric to each canvas. Mr. SP attached a saw tooth hanger to the back of each frame and I hung them using 3M hangers. I love that these can be easily removed without damaging your wall or paint. I should have let Mr. SP do all of the hanging because I attached two of the hangers in the wrong place and had to start all over. Luckily they come with two strips.
Here’s the Fall look:
I distressed my two white candlestick holders with some sandpaper to make them look old and worn.
When I bought them:
The gourds in the hurricanes and in the center container are leftovers from previous fall seasons. I never throw out my gourds unless they rot. They dry beautifully. I’ll do a how-to post on this soon.
Getting a small start on fall decorating makes me feel good. I hope to get a bit more done this week. Work just gets in the way of fun stuff like decorating.
I put the Osage Oranges in a wooden bowl on my dining room table. I love their brain-like shape.
I’m linking this post to Metamorphosis Monday at Susan’s blog, Between Naps on the Porch. Be sure to visit Susan’s blog for a lot of creative inspiration.