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!
You might recognize my paint chip banner banner from a few weeks ago. I used a fabulous nesting die from Lifestyle Crafts. You can check out the tutorial if you want!
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!
Elaine - Visual Meringue says
I love it! Adorable. Great little pom-poms :)
Thanks Elaine! The pom poms just made it so much fun for me! Thanks for stopping by!
I love your FAUX mantle! I don’t have a mantle either. I have been known to use a large dresser as my “mantle.” I think that Pom pom’s are my favorite part!
Great job my friend!
(this is the link to look at my faux mantle)
Thanks again Tausha! I stopped by your blog earlier and I love what you did!
Kristy Life-n-Reflection says
Love it all – the colors are adorable
Thanks Kristy! Have a great weekend!
I absolutely love your mantle! You pulled everything together to create a fresh, welcoming mantle filled with beautiful summer colors and textures! I am particularly fond of the wood background. Great job! Have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks Jessica! Hope you have a great weekend too!
I love.love.love everything about your “mantel”! I too don’t have a real mantel, but should soon and am so excited!!
Thanks so much! I love changing something up with each season and holiday so I had to find something that would do :)
K Coake says
It looks so cute! I love the colors and the pom poms. We are making lots of pom poms these days, they are so fun!
Thank you! Yes, pom poms are quite fun to play around with! ; )
Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says
I think your summer mantel is absolutely adorable!!! I definitely need to make some of those yarn pom poms for some of my vases on my shelves:-)
Thank you so much Jocelyn!
Natasha In Oz says
I’d give anything to have a fireplace! You are so lucky to be getting one soon!
Best wishes and good luck with your move!
Natasha in Oz
You know, after thinking about it… I don’t think it has a mantel : ( So I’ll be sticking with my dresser looks like! Thanks for stopping by!
Carol ( Answer Is Chocolate) says
So pretty! I know what you mean about restaurant chalk boards but I think yours look awesome!
haha, thanks Carol! Maybe one day I’ll be a professional restaurant chalkboard artist, probably not, but hey a girl can dream : ) Thanks for stopping by!
Great idea to use a dresser for your mantel!! My mantel is covered by the T.V. ;( I love the background and the pom-poms!! All of it is so cute! Thanks for partying with me girlie.:)
Thanks Kadie! So happy to party with you!
Thanks for linking up to our “Pretty Things” party! Hope to see you back here next week!
Thanks for hosting Jen! Have a great week!
i love i love i love.. and that is all! xo, jen
Thanks so much Jen! You’re too sweet!
Amanda @ The Little Giggler says
It looks beautiful! I love your paint chip banner! :)
Thanks so much Amanda!
LOVE the pom-pom flowers!
Thanks Kim! I kinda love all pom poms: )
Thanks so much Erin!
Rose, the 'Home Decor DIY Craft -ster says
Oh that is fancy! I love it. Come link it up with us at the party http://www.finecraftGuild.com/party
Kaysi @ Keeping It Simple says
I love this!! The colors are amazing!
Thanks so much! Have a fantastic week!
This makes me so happy. SUCH a pretty mantel!! I’m loving every detail :)
Thanks Emily! I totally thought of you when I was putting it all together : )
Hani Shabbir says
Cute and simple. Love the look! It can also go well with the Fall arrival. :)
p.s: love the color you painted on the collage frame.
Thanks so much Hani!
I love this! Especially the wood slats in the background. I would love for you to share this at my link party going on now: