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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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