So maybe you remember that I don’t have a mantel in this house. Of course, as you know, I am moving at the end of the month (yes, again) and I will have a fireplace. However, the last 4 months I have not, so I created my fake “mantel”. I’m really behind in showing you this… moving everytime you take a breath does that to a person, lol! Nonetheless, I made it before the end of summer and that was the goal here ; ) So here it is
my summer mantel
It’s technically the top of a dresser, but hey, it works! The background is my pallet wood, you can get the tutorial here.
What do you think of my window screen… it came with the rental.. hehe! And I’m pretty sure I can take it since the windows were replaced and you can’t use these anymore. Don’t have to twist my arm ; )
My favorite part: The Yarn Pom Pom’s…. and my attempt at an ombre pom pom. Not quite what I imagined, but I didn’t try to fix it either. It works for me! I’m going to try and perfect that though, I’ll let you know when I do.
Those are real sticks on the pom poms. I just kinda stuck the pom pom on top until it stayed. Super easy!
I am loving chalkboard right now! I used some chalkboard paper I got from Pick Your Plum and inserted it into my frame. Try not to dwell on the hideous handwriting. I’m terrible. I always wanted to be one of those people that draw the awesome chalkboard things that you see in restaurants. Guess that just wasn’t my calling ; )
So this is what you see when you walk into my front door…. at least for the next few weeks! I already have plans for my fall “mantel”. I know that was fast right?
Do you have a fake mantel? I’d love to see yours!