My Christmas Mantle & Recycled Project #6-Rustic Palette Board Chalkboard

Hi Friends!
I hope you are all off to a good start with your week:)!
A huge thank you to Jennifer Rizzo for letting
me share my home in her
I have to say it was
such a THRILL for me
to be a part of  this!
If you haven’t checked the housewalk out yet
click HERE
to follow it through from start to finish.
And if you would like to win a chance to be a part of
the Holiday Housewalk NEXT year click HERE.
Another huge thank you to Andrea from Keeping It Cozy for
giving us a tour of her beautiful farmhouse!
 I thought I would share  a little more about my mantle
that was featured in the
reveal my
Recycled Christmas Project #6-
DIY Rustic Palette Board Chalkboard.
And I mean RUSTIC!
I apologize in advance for not giving you more pictures
 but that was the week
my camera broke:(.
This year I went for simple, rustic and meaningful.
I have ALWAYS loved this movie & this saying.
In just a few simple words it says it ALL.
I feel SO blessed to have my beautiful boys,
my kind & handsome husband
and the most incredible family & friends a girl could ask for.
Each and every day with them is a GIFT.
And although my life is far from perfect,
 it is indeed WONDERFUL:)!
 Ok, now onto the
I had an old palette board base in my garage
and knew it would be a perfect frame for something…..
So with a simple, NON-electric saw, some nails, a sheet of MDF(had that too)
came this-
A RUSTIC chalkboard.
 I do want to say this….
Use an electric handsaw:)!!!!
The wood is aged & tough to get through.
The wood was a little uneven, warped & had some war wounds from when my very handy hubby:)
pulled it from the palette base
but I LOVE how it turned out.
Click HERE for easy instructions for the chalk lettering.
 The holiday sheet music was a free download that
I printed on burlap & framed.
The silhouettes I had scanned in my computer
from this simple project
& printed them out on vintage french book pages.
The Starburst Paper Wreath is handmade
& you can find the tutorial HERE.
 Stockings were a last minute purchase from Pottery Barn.
I had ordered some simple burlap ones from Etsy but….
they didn’t come in time…
long story:(.
But I actually like these better:)!
 And the horn….
that was my mother’s & saw EVERY single Christmas in my home growing up.
It is nice to have a special place for it in my home now:).
 I will leave you with this…..
Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful!
-Annette Funicello
Have a great week:),

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  1. Oh! I so LOVE this!! Just gorgeous! I love that you have your family’s old horn too! What a great reminder of family! I just found you via French Country Cottage! So excited to be a new follower!! Hugs!!! Claire

  2. Just beautiful! I love seeing how you made your chalkboard too! Thank you so much for always being such a great inspiration!
    Jaime from CSH

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