Fall Harvest Chalkboard Mantel

Fall Harvest Chalkboard Mantel.  Find out how to make a poster size chalkboard graphic for 4 dollars via Nest of Posies

 Well, here she is, in all her Fall sassy glory.  I’m so excited about this mantel…and the wall…and that gold frame (slurp!)…and the chalkboard graphic poster!  I’ve been envisioning this for a few weeks now.

And as you know, never get in the way of a woman & her vision.  😉

There’s a few things that are new on this mantel, but some of those Fall accessories have been around for awhile.  That old crow & I are BFF’s!  She was my very first “Halloween” purchase when I had my own apartment.  Her feathers get a little ruffled every now & then, but I have to remind her to stop being an old crow & live a little.  The pumpkins of course, are new.  Because you know I brake for pumpkins, gourds & mums.

fireplace wall before

I think I would be doing myself & all my labor a disservice if I didn’t remind you, that this is where I was last week with my mantel.  Over the weekend I said “good-bye” to my golden yellow walls & painted them white.  I’m still so undecided as to what to do with my mantel as far as the brick & the inside.  I’m on the fence about painting the wood as well.  I know most people would say to paint it white, but somedays I really love the wood stained mantel (especially in the Fall.)    I also painted the white frame that’s above the mantel to a fun gold over the weekend.  I posted this pic below on Instagram over the weekend to show the difference a bright color can make to a room.   I needed brightness.  I always need brightness.

before & after mantel wall

So finally after it was all dry, I was able to get to the fun stuff of decorating for Fall.

Make a poster size Chalkboard Graphic for only 4 dollars

I knew I wanted to use one of my Fall chalkboard graphic to place above my Fall mantel.  So I did the very same thing I did for Christmas last year, and made my chalkboard graphic into a poster size using Staples Blueprint Paper.  (Head over here to see how I did it for only $4 dollars!)  I made 5 Fall Chalkboard printables a couple of weeks ago, and you can go & do the same as I did & make it into a poster size or you can print one out in an 8×10 size.

Fall and Halloween Chalkboard Quote Printables via Nest of Posies

So then all the fun layering started to take place, once I had my chalkboard graphic framed in my new yummy gold frame.

Fall Harvest Mantel via Nest of Posies

Fall Harvest Mantel via Nest of Posies

I get asked about this pitcher a lot, it’s a hunting scene on the front.  If you look close, you can see the rabbit & a quail that was caught & a greyhound is the handle.  It’s so unique!   Would you believe it if I told you I found it at Goodwill last year for $4 dollars!  On that same trip I also found a brown transfer ware turkey charger.   I told myself I would never have a day like that again. – which I haven’t!

Fall Harvest Chalkboard Mantel

So here she is again, in all her white background freshly painted self.  Decorated & styled up for Fall.  I am so excited to have at least one project off my list!  My next focus will be decorating & styling my black wall!


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