November 9, 2017

Late Fall Mantel with a Metal Photo Print

It seems I always get an itch to fit in a couple of projects in our home in the fall before ALL THAT Christmas decor takes over. I enjoy putting away all of the fall decor and letting our home breathe a bit for a couple of weeks before decorating for the holidays. But I just can't leave our fireplace mantel empty so I added a new Metal Print that I recently received from Nations Photo Lab. It is an image of a barn in Keene, NY that I took shortly before it was knocked down. It was a sad day when I learned that this iconic barn would be removed due to safety concerns. So I am happy to have this print to remember it by. It is printed on metal and I love the mix of textures with the stone on our fireplace. I adore the cozy vibe it adds to our family room as we hunker down and welcome the colder weather.
As a side note, I woke up with a sudden urge to paint our family room mantel a couple of weeks ago. I have always loved our wood mantel and never even debated whether to paint it. And then all of a sudden, it felt like the only choice. And so the dark wood mantel became white. It really ties everything together with all of the other white trim in the room and I am loving the change. My kids say nothing is safe from a coat of paint in our home and they are right! :)
I had never seen a metal print before and I am amazed by how vibrant and sharp the colors appear. I am always a fan of new ways to add photos from our family adventures to our home and this metal print is "above the mantel worthy".
 Now I am cant wait to order some of our other favorite pictures printed on metal for our gallery walls.
If you're looking for a new way to display some of your favorite pictures, I recommend checking out metal prints. They would be a great idea for a holiday gift too. I am enjoying this new look as I sit by the fire and make plans for our holiday decor.

*This post is sponsored by Nations Photo Lab but, as always, all thought and opinions are my own.

16 comments:

  1. What a pretty print and such a great idea! I love how it turned out and sitting on the mantel over the fireplace is the perfect spot. The new white mantel looks so fresh and really does tie in the white from the stripe in the curtains and the furniture. Keep the fall decor coming - even though I love Christmas, I also like to savor every minute of lovely fall! Have a great weekend, Courtney!
    Shelley

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    1. Thanks Shelley. I am holding on to fall as long as possible too. :)

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  2. Love the contrast and the Birch makes it all pop. Where did you find those neat Birch trees?

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    1. Thank you! The birch trees are from TJ Maxx but I have also seen them at Christmas Tree Shops and Michaels.

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  3. Yes Courtney, where did you find the trees? Mantel is beautiful.

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  4. The print is beautiful and I love the mantel painted!

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  5. I have a photo of that barn, it had to be one of the most photographed barns in the northeast. A trip to the high peaks wasn't complete without that iconic view. Thank you so much for posting about metal prints, I already have an idea in mind for one. As for the mantle, I like it white!

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    1. Thanks Judy! That field where the barn was looks so sad and empty now, right?

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  6. Love the metal print, very unique. And the mantle looks great painted white. I too love the birch trees. Perfect for fall all the way through the winter months.

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  7. Love the mantel print and glad you have that to preserve those memories of that barn. You know me and white so I love the white mantel. It makes everything pop and it does tie everything together. Looks so cozy and pretty. Happy Thursday Courtney. Have a great rest of the week.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  8. What colour is on your wall?? And what white did you paint the shiplap wall by the stairs?? Absolutly love getting your blog. Love your style

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  9. Such a cozy scene, my friend!! The mantel looks great white, isn't it funny how we get an urge to make a change and can't settle until we do? That was me with the doors recently....and then the butcher block counter in the kitchen! What's next? :)

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    1. LOL...exactly what my family wonders...whats next?!? Thanks so much, Debbie :)

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  10. I found the tree today at Michaels. its 40 percent off currently , making it around $23.

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    1. Awesome! I got mine at TJ Maxx but I have been seeing them everywhere this year. Love them!

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  11. You are awesome all of them are very nice color full and very creative one i love it thanks for sharing it.

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