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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fall and a Chalkboard

Remember the mirror that I bought at the yard sale a couple of weeks ago?
You can see it here.
The plan was to turn it into a chalkboard, so now it's just that ~ a chalkboard!  I finished it up last week.  I removed the mirror and painted the backer board inside with chalkboard paint.  Then I wrote "Happy Fall" on it and added it to the mantel as part of the fall decor.

I also added a few dollar store crows - love the dollar store!

and this cool fan that my brother-in-law gave to me.
  We all had a yard sale together several weeks ago.  We were sitting around a few days before the day of the sale discussing all of the items that we had to get rid of.  He mentioned that he had this old fan he wanted to sell.  His wife said, "no way that thing is so old, you can't sell it.  Just throw it away."  I said, "you better not throw it away - haha, I'll take it."
and that is how the fan came to live on my mantle
It's crusty and old but that's just how I like it!!

Happy Fall!!

xo and God Bless,

be sure to go over and visit everyone!


Amy Kinser said...

I think your mantle looks gorgeous. Love the chalkboard sign. Love the thing that the bird is sitting on..how neat it is. Love the old fan and cannot believe anyone would want to throw that beauty out. Great save...

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Hey there stranger....how are you? I see your home is as lovely as always...wow you were smart to grab that fan,its awesome,your whole mantle looks stunning!!! Keep well,x0x0

Eileen said...

Wow your mantle looks great. The raven is a great touch.I love the fan. Perfectly rustic, and i would have loved to save it.

Barbara Jean said...

love that vignette.

barbara jean

Shabby Chic Sandy said...

Love your new chalkboard and your handwriting looks so great on it. That mirror behind it is lovely and the fan is awesome:)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Okay...can you come write on my huge chalkboard? Your handwriting is beautiful!!!


Ellen said...

Your blackboard is awesome. I just love how ornate a blackboard looks using a frame. I must that crow is pretty awesome also.

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Adore your quote from St Francis De Sales. I may have to borrow that to use on my blog and/or facebook. It's lovely!
Blessings & hugs,

Linda said...

This looks so great! Love the charming chalkboard...and the handwriting is beautiful!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

I love everything!! Beautiful fall decor!!