Fresh and Simple Farmhouse Mantel

The past few days have been gorgeous here in Colorado and it’s finally starting to feel like Spring is not too far off. So of course I’ve been on a rampage taking down all of my winter decor and freshening things up little by little. Today I am sharing this simple farmhouse style mantel that is perfect for the transition to Spring. For this look, which I think would be fairly easy to recreate, I used several vintage pieces: two old washboards, spindles, old books, an old scale, and my new farmhouse sign.

Farmhouse Style Fresh and Simple Mantel

Ok, time for an honest moment. I’ve never been a fan of decorating mantels. For some reason mantels always seems really difficult for me. Maybe it’s the small work space or the challenge of creating a balanced look, either way I find it tricky. And once I finally find a look I love, it usually stays that way for months. I’m sure this setup will be here for a while!

Farmhouse Mantel

I love the contrast of these two old washboards together. And if you look closely you’ll see that I have a third over in that basket on the wall. I guess this is the washboard corner in my house!

Farmhouse Mantel

This past summer I found a couple of large spindles. So I chalk painted them Old White and cut them in half. They work perfectly on the mantel. And if your’e curious about the greenery, it’s all from Ikea.

Farmhouse Mantel

Let me just take a moment to say how much I adore my new ‘farmhouse’ sign from House of Boys and Beauty. The best part about this sign is that it’s made on 150 year old reclaimed barnwood found in Montana. I looooove the fact that it’s not just a pretty sign, but it has a story!

Farmhouse Mantel

This old vintage scale was found by my mom last year. It’s the only scale I have, but I love all its chippy white goodness.

Farmhouse Mantel

Farmhouse Mantel

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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  1. Kellie wrote:

    Another beautiful, inspirational post ❤️

    Posted 2.16.16 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you so much Kellie!

      Posted 2.16.16 Reply
  2. Meegan wrote:

    Sarah, You have such great taste and beautiful style. Thanks for inspiring me.

    Posted 2.18.16 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you so much Meegan, I really appreciate that!

      Posted 2.19.16 Reply
  3. Tiffany wrote:

    Um…what rock hav I been living under to just now start reading your blog?! Love it!! Xo

    Posted 2.18.16 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thanks Tiff!

      Posted 2.21.16 Reply
  4. Char wrote:

    This is super cute! We are looking to redo the stone around our fireplace and really like yours – do you know the type of stone that your fireplace is made of? Thank you in advance!

    Posted 1.16.17 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      I’m sorry Char, I don’t have much info on that stone. It was there when we moved in last year. Wish I could help!

      Posted 1.17.17 Reply
  5. Linda Markus wrote:

    Love the Farmhouse Mental. Do you have the deminsion of materials used?

    Posted 2.1.17 Reply

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