Rustic Fall Mantel with Reclaimed Chippy Wood and Blue Ball Jars

To complement the stone fireplace in our keeping room, I decorated our mantel in shades of aqua, brown and cream, an unexpected color choice for fall. I created a backdrop using salvaged wainscoting with a chippy painted patina and decorated the fireplace and mantel with a burlap wreath, blue Ball jars, candles, a picnic basket, pumpkins and a vintage yardstick ruler. I think the finished look is warm and cozy, simple and rustic with a touch of sophistication. You can read more about this project on my blog,
Aqua blue brown and cream rustic fall fireplace mantel
Fall mantel featuring aburlap wreath on chippy blue and cream vintage salvaged wainscoting, pumpkins and vintage blue Ball jars
Burlap wreath on chippy blue and cream vintage salvaged wainscoting
Vintage blue ball jars filled with pecans and candles

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  • Susan
    on Jan 26, 2016

    Love this. Love the blue and cream.

  • 861650
    on Sep 14, 2016

    I agree. Never liked the color, orange but I have found an alternative...the color coral. Anyway, I just love your idea and I am drooling. LOL! Thank you so much for sharing.

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