Well, let me tell you, I was thinking on posting today a Fall mantel, and that's what I first began working on when I saw these pieces of wood in my garage (Picture below left). Those two pieces are the remnants of a
crib. I used the back of this crib and part of the sides on the daybed for the guest room, the base has also been used as a decoration, you can see it here in the dining room.
So, these two pieces looked to me as a gate and I thought why not to use a gate as a mantel decoration?! Posts with finials were added, and the finials are from a curtain rod I haven't used like in 13 years! Ha, thirteen sounds good for Halloween. ;)
But of course, a gate needs hinges and latches, so I got those too, and no, they're not real. ;) As soon as the hardware was cut and glued to the gate, this is how it looked.
After checking all the stuff-decorations I have for Fall and Halloween, that's when the crows on a gate theme appeared. This is my first ever Halloween mantel, I think I can live with it until Halloween arrives.
Oh, another repurposed item were the vases, those are the "small" spools my husband brought from work.
The crows got perched on the gate.
A lonely owl keeps guard on the dead branches.
And the flowers turned black.
You can check how to make the Halloween banner right HERE.
I think I'm gettind ready for Halloween, how about you?!
All the pumpkins were bought at Target.