It was time to change my Fallish mantel to a Halloween mantel. Since things have been going in a black and white direction in my home for Halloween, I decided to continue that trend on the mantel. 

The black candlestick holders are from the master bedroom, which means I’ll be changing the decor in there a bit too.

This black one is also from the master bedroom. The other candlestick holder seems to pop up on the mantel a lot, so I’m sure you’ve seen it before. I though of painting it, but decided against it for the time being.

The pictures both came from Tai Pan Trading a few years ago. Notice the spiders I glittered last year, scattered around the mantel.

The candelabra was just bought from D.I. and painted black. I think the orange pumpkin adds just the right amount of color to the mantel to keep it from being predictable and boring.

Then I added the “Trick or Treat” sign to the wreath above the window.

I like how it looked but felt like it was still missing something.

So I added some bias tape to the front of the mantel with double sided tape and I also added a decal to the front. The decal is from that big (secret) sale my friend invites me to a couple times a year. Thanks Jeanine!

I really love the way it looks now. Almost elegant, don’t you think? Have you dressed up your mantel for Halloween yet?

I’m linking to:

Anything Related at All Thingz Related

Works For Me Wednesday at We Are That Family

Fall Linky Party at Tatertots and Jello

Strut Your Stuff at Somewhat Simple

DIY Fall Festival at The DIY Showoff

Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage

Hookin’ Up at House of Hepworths

Look at Me Party at Fun To Craft

Decorating Your Home at It’s a Blog Party

All Halloween Bash at It’s A Blog Party

Halloween Mantel Linky Party at The Stories of A 2 Z

Fall and Halloween Linky Party at The House Creative

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Julie October 4, 2010 at 7:17 pm

I like the mantel, but tell me, where does one find a window like that or something similar? I would really like one for my mantel, but I don’t have a resource–no old homes or barns that I can scour. :) Suggestions?

jamie October 4, 2010 at 7:51 pm

oooo, i want a mantel!

i saw decorative windows at our goodwill, they were brand new in packaging, LOL. but that doesn’t help, i know. i should have gotten one.

Shelly October 4, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Your mantel looks fantastic, I love the window! You do not mention your white pumpkins….. they look like white chocolate to me, and now I am wishing I had some to eat! :)

Al October 4, 2010 at 9:18 pm

Great job – I am inspired. I think I will decorate my home for Fall this year – Fall in South FL – I can make it work.

Chantel October 5, 2010 at 5:47 pm

As always, your mantle looks wonderful. I wish I had something like that in my apartment… so I’m decorating my mantle vicariously through you :-)

Handy Man, Crafty Woman October 5, 2010 at 6:25 pm

I really like this! Very simple and pretty.

{All Thingz Related} October 6, 2010 at 2:21 pm

O I love it! Thanks for stopping by and linking to Anything Related!
{Rebekah}

debbie October 6, 2010 at 7:17 pm

I love your mantel too. Very nice….I like the enter if you dare touch! I will NOT be having my garage salen party this week….going away with the Fam!

Rebecca October 7, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Your mantel is so great-I love all the details, especially the enter if you dare!

Krista @ whilehewasnapping.blogspot.com October 7, 2010 at 8:58 pm

This is great! I especially love the “enter if you dare”! I hope you’ll come link it up to my Halloween party this weekend if you get a chance. I’d love to have you! whilehewasnapping.blogspot.com

Krista

Amy Gray Light October 7, 2010 at 10:34 pm

Your mantle is the coolest! Thank you for the decorating tips! Love them!

maria October 10, 2010 at 5:25 pm

that looks pretty awesome, love the candelabra in black and the decal adds the perfect touch.

Beth October 12, 2010 at 7:24 pm

The Enter if You Dare sign is fantastic! I’ve missed your mantel Leanne! Thanks for linking up!

Taija October 12, 2010 at 9:11 pm

So pretty! I love the white pumpkins and the enter if you dare sign!!

Allison @ House of Hepworths October 13, 2010 at 12:30 pm

How come all your projects are always my favorite each week? I love everything you do!!

~Allison @ House of Hepworths

Kim @ Starshine Chic October 13, 2010 at 4:22 pm

Looks fabulous. I really like the “Enter if you dare”.

cristin @ simplified bee October 13, 2010 at 6:10 pm

This is darling too {I mean spooky} too!

Jessica October 14, 2010 at 7:16 am

I really like the color scheme you have here, it’s simple but spooky! I need to find some black candlesticks like that, they are great!

Lisa's Creative Home October 14, 2010 at 12:57 pm

LOvely mantel. Its simple and chic!

Roeshel October 14, 2010 at 6:20 pm

Love it! You always do such a great job. You’re a natural! Thanks so much for linking to the DIY Fall Festival! ;)

shannon October 16, 2010 at 9:25 am

Oh, I love the mantel! I so wish I could decorate mine, but its the only place for our television… not too pretty. Thanks for linking up!

Candace August 12, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Where can I find this decal?

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