Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"Verse" Inspired Fall Mantle

:::::: { Fall Mantle }::::::

How can a Bible verse inspire a FALL MANTLE?

Psalm 120:5-6
sowing and reaping

and HARVEST was born - so I went with it.  It is a good word for the FALL season and it will take me right through Thanksgiving.


~ I tried bringing the verse to LIFE - put some skin on it if you will ~

~ bring nature inside...organic and earthy ~

~DETAILS I used  things I had around the house, filled them, tied them, mod podged them  and painted them~

Keep going until it "feels" right

I knew I wanted aged character and I did that by painting the fireplace mantle, hanging an old window over the insert { to somewhat hide it :}  I added FALL foilage...one of the twigs I collected while on my morning jog!
Candles, ribbon, twine, old books, mason jars, wire, pumpkins, cinnamon sticks all add to the story.
I mod podged a piece of plywood we cut to fit the insert with an old farmers almanac and then stamped the words family and Gather and a bird.
I typed the verse and mod podged it then I glazed over the whole thing.

I made the little wreath with wire and a deconstructed vine.
Unfortunately ~ I could not get rid of the speakers or tv

the vases { which I got for 4.00 ea. on clearance at JoAnn's and I sprayed them black ~ They were copper}
kind of hide
the two side speakers.
Does any other woman deal with the TV issue...lol??

I made the HARVEST sign and the the OOPS! funny which you can see HERE.

Hope you ENJOY!

I am linking up with...

Fall Mantle Party with The Nester.
Fall Festival with This Blessed Nest.
Fall Open House with Hooked on Houses.
Thrilling Thursdays with Paisley Passions

Always Building~


Heidi said...

That's a really lovely idea! It never occurred to me to try something like that! I think my next mantle design will have to be inspired by a verse that's really speaking to me lately! Thanks for sharing! Your mantle looks lovely!

Amy Kinser said...

So pretty...all of it!

Jill said...

Your fantel is stunning! Love the window over the fireplace opening. It's all just so beautiful!

Nancy said...

You painted your mantel?! Girl, I love your bravery!! and love what you did with it! I am so going to have my sweetheart make an insert for me to modpodge! When we get a home with a mantel, that is :) I'm here via The Nester and love your site. Happy Fall!

Becca said...

This is exquisite! Your mantel is amazing ... I love how your painted the surround. So rustic ... I admire your talent and can't wait to see more! Thanks for sharing, *Becca* (Adventures in Decorating)

Samantha said...

Your mantel is absolutely gorgeous! I am so used to seeing white and black painted mantels, it is refreshing to see something new! I absolutely love it!

the cape on the corner said...

i really like that window...what a unique idea! it looks great.

this blessed nest said...

this is absolutely FANTASTIC!!!

using an old window to somewhat hide your wood burning stove, your mantel itself, & all you lovely GOODIES are beautiful together.

that window, so crazy smart!!! LOVE the bible verse too.

thanks for linking up to the FALL FESTIVAL!


Rebecca (me!) said...

LOve it and want to do this with my fire place and the window that looks from my kitchen into our school room!! (your newest follower)!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Oh, it's gorgeous! I love how you painted your fireplace and added that window over the opening. It gave it so much character. So glad you could join my party today--thanks for sharing this! :-)

Lisa said...

It looks beautiful, Tiffini! You did an amazing job. YOu are so talented, and love the verse.

Design Blooms said...

Your home seems so cozy! Love the mantle-found you through the Nest.

Lauren said...

Love what you did! So artistic and inspiring and all based off a Bible verse! I especially like the window over the opening. It may be a silly question but how did you hang it? I would like to do something like this to mine but it is surrounded by tile so I am not sure how I would secure the window. Also, you are not alone with the TV issue. While ours is not over the mantle is it obnoxiously big and of course those darn seakers! HA! Thanks for sharing your creations!

missi said...

Tiffini! Please come help me decorate my home, please, lol. This is so beautiful, I just love it ! It's so inviting, calming, and it makes it more like "Home" and not just a house!

Thank You for what you do and sharing!

Pamela said...

Simply gorgeous! I love your fireplace. I did a finish on ours similar to yours but our wall color made it look awful. Yours truly looks beautiful! I also am digging the background paper!

Tiffini said...

Hi Lauren ~ thanks so much for taking the time to visit me AND your affirming words:)
I used command strips to hang the window. I got the heavy duty ones...I also used a FAMILY sign stand thing...you can barely see it - that I put under the window just to give it support. The command strips seem to stick to about anything...let me know how it goes!

3LittleByrds said...

I love your mantel. What a neat idea.

Red Head said...

I'm LOVING your mantle! Plywood insert, genius! Window covering gas log insert! Genius! I also love the distressed finish on your mantle, and the garland. Great job! This is going in my inspiration file!

April said...

I really like the idea of bringing the verse to life! It turned out great!

Gail at Victorian at Heart said...

What a great idea. You were brave painting your mantel. I loved how you brought the verse to life. Thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

Love what you have done to your fireplace and mantel! I really like the plywood surround covered with old farmers almanac pages...how cute is that. Just became your newest follower. Come stop by and say hi.

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

Oh my goodness, your fireplace is amazing!!! I LOVE it! Thanks SO much for joining in on Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. I love to see the creative talent of other fellow bloggers. Hope you to see you again soon :)
~Lori S.
Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

Jane said...

Your Fall-bedecked fireplace is truly awesome - a work of art! So many clever ideas in one project. I just love it!

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

I am in love with your fall mantle!
I'm hosting a fall decor & crafts linky right now if you'd like to link up this fantastic post!


Jessica @ Decor Adventures said...

That window in front of the fireplace is amazing! I might have to steal that idea :-)

Great throughts about bringing nature inside, it looks great.

Kate at Dream To Life said...

This mantle is off the charts! I love the paint job...did you paint the mantle? It is gorgeous!!!!

very merry vintage style said...

Really, really nice. Love the lettering, everything. Amazing!

Chic Coastal Living said...

I love your decorating and the Bible verses! Very Inspiring!


debbie said...

wow! This is insanely gorgeous! LOVE this mantle and in awe of the super cool modge podge background!! love, love, love!

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