My inspiration for the mantel started with a trip to Ikea, and purchasing the white baskets and the simple faux "Charlie Brown" like Christmas trees. From there I just used white candles, some new snow flake lanterns purchased for $4.50 at Superstore, pinecones, boards from an old gate that Darrell refurbished with some stain and paint, and a wreath to finish it off.
The view from the kitchen area
I added this old washtub stand as a coffee table in this area.
It was headed to the dumpster and Darrell and a co worker flipped
a coin for it! Darrell was the lucky winner!
Had a piece of glass cut for the top... $45
I am liking the woodland and muted tones of this years mantel.
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