The Beachy Summer Mantel

Hey everyone I hope you had a great weekend, and for all you mamas out there, hope you had a happy Mother’s Day too!  I got a few things accomplished and that was nice, and one of them included taking down the Spring/Easter mantel and creating a new summer mantel.  And I loooooove how it came out!

I wanted to go with a beachy look this year with shades of aqua and the good news is that I already had everything. Except the driftwood which I picked up in Alabama. Oh, and I did buy the rope ball at Target for $5.

I love it up here!  You can also spy my aqua painted mason jar up there too.  That rope net thing around it was something I kept a long time ago and some decorative balls came in it, I think.

I already had the old antique window and used it for my Fall mantel last year as a backdrop, but this time I just turned it on its side, and made a simple shell wreath to hang on it.

I just wove some pretty ribbon in and out of the wreath form and glued on some seashells.  Really couldn’t have been any easier and I love how it turned out.

I love the driftwood and the natural element it brings.

Now here’s just a few more pretty shots. :)

And that’s a wrap!  I really am thrilled with how it came out.  You can see last year’s summer mantel here.  I loved it a lot too! :)

What do you think?  Are you ready for summer? Or at least ready for the beach?  I am! :) Sharing this post at Sarah’s Before and After Party.




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  1. You KNOW I love this mantel! So light, pretty, and beachy! I need to find a big piece of driftwood now!

  2. Love it! I finallyy found a new home for some sentimental objects that I’ve had stored on my home’s mantel, and I can’t wait to redecorate it. Love your ideas!

  3. LOVE this wonderful beachy display!! I have a lot of that stuff already, too. I’ve been really wanting a rope ball, so I will be looking for it at my local Target. Hopefully, they have some where I live. Thanks for sharing this!

  4. Love the beach mantle design. This is really well done!

  5. So pretty Emily! The pale colors are so soothing and fresh.

  6. Beautiful!

  7. This is great! I love love love the beach, so naturally, I love beach decor.

    I’m jealous that you can have this mantle. I actually had my husband look at yours a few months ago to see if he could build me one, but I decided that our hallway was too narrow for it to look good. It just wasn’t mean to be. Oh well. I’ll just lust after yours. ;)

  8. looks so summery and pretty!

  9. So pretty! Perfect for summer!

  10. So pretty!! Shows… you don’t need a fireplace to have a great summer mantel.

  11. I love this! Such beautiful blues. So serene & calm. :)

  12. Wow! That looks beautiful! I love the little wreath you made — I may have to try to make one for my mom!

  13. Very summery.

  14. so crisp & refreshing!

    love it!


  15. Gorgeous as always, Emily! :-D I love the colors and textures!

  16. This looks stunning. I am currently redecorating my bathroom and trying to pull off this seasons beach theme. I love the colours, really refreshing!


  17. I absolutely looooove how this came out too. The pops of aqua are just perfect! And I am a sucker for everything driftwood. We actually don’t have a mantel so I transformed one of our driftwood shelves into a ‘fantel’ for this challenge. I’m so thrilled to be featured with you at Layla’s! Your details are some of my favorites. :)
    Karah @

  18. Your mantel is great, love the different textures. I was thinking beachy too, blue seems to be a good summer color this year.

  19. It’s gorgeous! Light and bright and welcoming. I can almost hear waves crashing in the background. Pinned! Hugs!


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