Inspiration for creating a beautiful mantel with basic white, coral and green decor. Use this farmhouse display for simple spring mantel ideas.
Happy Spring! I’m so excited for the coming sunshine and flowers…
Springtime really lifts my spirit!
I am working a lot more at the office these next few weeks (not to mention we’re trying to get our built-ins wrapped up so I can show them to you!) so these next few posts will be less DIY and more just sharing what I’m doing in my world of creative design. 😉
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Today I wanted to give you a tour of our simple, newly decorated mantel so you can get some spring mantel ideas for putting together yours.
I put this mantel together this last weekend and, since we didn’t have a mantel in our old house, this is my first ever spring getting to decorate one.
It’s fun to go through all the seasons and see what I come up with! Scroll to bottom to see how our mantel has changed over the last four seasons. 🙂
My inspiration for this design was a beautiful floral print we had purchased from a local artist at our annual Fall Festival.
Going to the festival has been a tradition of ours since my husband and I started dating. So not only is it stylish, but it’s sentimental too!
SIMPLE SPRING MANTEL IDEAS
Here she be!
I am realizing this may be your first view of our unique round fireplace! Isn’t it fabulous?!
It was actually a deterrent for a lot of buyers that looked at the house before us because it was a dirty-looking, cream color and they had been using the room that it’s in as a dining room.
When we moved in we gave it a nice, bright white coat of paint and a DIY wood mantel.
We also made this our family room, so now it’s a beautiful feature and fits in nicely with the decor.
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I love how the color of the print brings out the color in the peach blossoms.
I got the floral throw pillows from one of my favorite small decor shops at the coast last year.
You can’t tell from these photos, but they have some gold in them that makes them really classy! I think they may be my favorite pillows to-date…
The small white pitcher was a thrift store purchase and the greenery is all from IKEA.
My mom made the decoupage eggs for me a few years ago and I just love how elegant they are! I’ve actually sprinkled them throughout the house with my spring decor this year.
Isn’t that print stunning??
I hope this tour gives you some spring mantel ideas to use with your decor!
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Just for fun, here is a peek at the spring decor on my farmhouse shelves too:
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And, as promised, a look back at my mantel over the last four seasons… 🙂
Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my spring mantel! I hope it gave you some simple spring mantel ideas for decorating your fireplace. 🙂 Click below to get my in-depth guide on how to decorate your mantel!
I hope you’re feeling inspired to try something new on your mantel this season.
How to Build a Wood Mantel on a Round Fireplace
A lot of you have asked how we built this round mantel, so here’s my best attempt at sharing the steps we took! Unfortunately, we didn’t take pictures when we did it so I can just try to explain each step as best I can.
- Create a template. We started by using our hearth as a template for the curve and traced it onto a large piece of paper (cardboard would work too) then put it up to the fireplace where we wanted the mantel and just made small adjustments until it fit nicely against it.
- Cut plywood pieces for top and bottom. Then we cut the top and bottom pieces out of plywood using that template for the curve and the depth we wanted. (Ours is 9” deep)
- Cut plywood sides. Then we cut 2 side pieces out of plywood and nailed the top and bottom to those making an open square. (Ours were 6” tall)
- Install inner supports. We then installed 3 inner structural pieces made out of a 1x piece (the size of board you get will depend on the depth and height you do) and they were nailed in vertically between the top and bottom evenly spaced between the sides. (We used a 1×10 ripped down to 8” deep and 6” tall)
- Install mounting blocks. We screwed mounting blocks to the fireplace with brick screws and liquid nails that fit in the openings between the top and bottom and inner supports.
- Add 1/4″ plywood wrap and stain. Next, we wrapped the bottom, sides and front with 1/4” plywood and stained the entire thing.
- Install the mantel. Then we placed the mantel on the mounting blocks and screwed it in from the top and bottom.
- Add stained 1x to the top. Lastly, we cut, stained and installed a larger 1x top with a 1” overhang using the curve template to make it!
I hope this helps! It’s kind of a complicated process without pictures… Our finished mantel is 5’ wide and 10” deep.
Please let me know if you have any questions!