So I’m a little late getting to this post but it’s finally here! The amazing DIY faux fireplace my hubby hand built turned out just perfect! I forgot what our living room looked like before we had this. Officially obsessed. I cannot wait to decorate this for Fall and Christmas time! Finally a mantel to style!
This was definitely a labor of love. We decided on painting it all white to make it really pop. My favorite touch is the added shelves, perfect for my decorating loving self. 😉 The mantel is stained using the same color as our DIY Floating Shelves since in the dining room on the opposite wall. Here are a few photos showing the progress. (sorry for the quality, quick iPhone photos…)
When it came to decorating this, I knew I wanted to stay away from the traditional mirror and bookend style floral pieces that are often seen when you think of styling a mantel. I love decor so I decorated it with a vignette style in mind. The large sign by jaxnblvd seen in the middle is one of my favorite quotes. The frame, the script, the font, everything is just perfection. It reminds me to search for moments, whether childhood moments or those from just a few weeks ago. I also highly suggest to not only decorate the mantel, but also around it as well. It really makes it much more inviting and adds such a cozy feel to the space. My husband did a fabulous job, as always, building this piece and I had so much fun decorating it! He even moved our wall outlet up so I can add some lights around the holidays. I went with a gold and gray color scheme with white, dark brown and kelly green accents. What do you think? Would love to hear your feedback in the comments, I always write back 🙂 Hope you leave with a little inspiration for your next project…
DIY Fireplace & Mantel: Ellery Designs
Black & Gold Metal Wall Art / Gray Bird Cage & Owl / Vintage Books / Green Vase / White Porcelain Flower / White Candle Holder & Candle: Hobby Lobby
Gold & Gray Tiny Square Frames / Gold Circle Spike Frame /Metal Wire Pillow Basket: HomeGoods
Clock: Pier 1 Imports
White Lantern + Filler Balls: Kohl’s
Large Script “For the rest of my life…” Sign: Jaxn Blvd
Three String Hearts Sign: A Bit of Beck
Pillows: She’s Happy Design
We Can Do Hard Things Sign: Barn Owl Primitives
Kelly Green Frame / Black & White Chevron Frame / Succulent: Target
“K” Tray: Kirkland’s
Linking Up to I Heart Naptime.