Summer Mantel on a Budget

The fireplace mantel is one space I love to swap up with each season – Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn.

It was time to add a little something for Summer. As always, I like to thrift, thrift, thrift then splurge (a little). 🤑 So, basically I thrift so I can splurge on that one special piece!

Let’s get to it! Here how I styled my Summer Mantel.

I layered! Months ago I found the large vintage chalkboard at a local antique store for $10. So far, I’ve used it as an extra layer for each season. For this particular style I turned it vertical.

The large antique wooden frame was $2 last year at a yard sale. Note – I make no promises you’ll find one this cheap but you can find good deals on these! 😉 The frame adds a little detailed texture! The wall art resting inside of the frame came from Hobby Lobby.

Finally, I finished the ensemble off with plants! I found a killer deal on these Pottery Barn Olive branch trees at a thrift store. 😍$10 for the pair was an awesome deal! Then I found these old glass jars at an antique store for $1 each. I had leftover greenery from another project so I stuck some in each glass jars.

Price List:

Vintage Chalkboard – $10

Antique Frame – $2

Wall Art – $8

Olive Branch Trees – $10

Glass Jars – $4

Greenery – Free


6 thoughts on “Summer Mantel on a Budget”

  1. I love your mantel. It’s so well done. I’ve yet to do mine. It’s very tall and I have no idea what to do. 😩

  2. Thank you!! I know what you mean! The base of my mantel is too small. Sometimes there can be struggles with decor. Try find a tall base like I did with the chalkboard. That might help ya!! Thanks for reading my blog!

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