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Spring Mantel at Refresh Restyle

I had this crazy idea that I wanted to add wood above the fireplace mantel. As you know we moved a few months ago and I have so many projects going on right now, adding one more would probably push Barry over the edge.

Spring Mantel

Spring Mantel at Refresh Restyle

While I was in the basement sorting all my treasures, I kept looking at this old gate that I bought several years ago for another project (one that was only in my mind). I had one of those light bulb moments, you know the ones that get your creative wheels turning.

Details of the spring mantel at Refresh Restyle

So after carefully measuring everything I began the makeover process, step one was being extra sweet to my non-believing husband. I finally convinced him that I’d drop the wood above the mantel idea if he’d just help me get this gate up there.

His first concern was that it would  not fit. Of course I explained that I knew it would. I could tell that he didn’t think it would look good, once again, I knew it would. He helped me hold it up there and screw it in to a stud. Only minor complaining because I kept raving about how great it looked. You know if you say that enough, he starts believing it too!

Pink blossoms on the mantel at Refresh Restyle

It’s the perfect backdrop for any season and it adds so much texture and dimension! Really, I’m not just saying that so that you believe me 😉

Cozy spot by the fireplace

I found this perfect coffee cup at HomeGoods the other day, while I was shopping for nothing that I needed. I just thought it was perfect to add to my never ending cup collection.

Ready for spring in our family room!

I mean, doesn’t it just scream spring to you!?

Spring pink and green family room

I could sit here all day, actually some days I do…but don’t tell anyone. I guess that’s why I haven’t gotten much done this winter!

Spring Green Mantel at Refresh Restyle

Come join me by the fire…

I only have one Chirp cup, I hope you don’t mind using something else!

I’ll tell you more about my Spring Mantel 😉

Happy Spring Colors at Refresh Restyle

I’m so glad I convinced him to help me with that gate! The spring mantel at Refresh Restyle just wouldn’t be possible without it!

Happy Spring!

Thanks to Daisy Mae Belle and At Home with The Barkers for putting this mantel tour together!

Check out my friends that are also sharing their mantels today:

My Soulful Home

Refresh Restyle (me)

Town and Country

Lilacs and Longhorns

At The Picket Fence



It’s fun to see Mantels from the past:

Fall Mantel #fall #mantel #decor
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Christmas Mantel
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Spring Mantel Ideas from Refresh Restyle
Spring Mantel



  1. Love it, love it, love it!! You’ve got awesome vision, and I know your hubby is glad you convinced him! It adds such awesome texture and the perfect backdrop of all of your fabulous mantelscapes!

  2. Beautiful decor Debbie! Loved the mantel! 🙂
    Saying Hi from The Creative Collection Link Party!

  3. So beautiful and versatile. Like a fun play place.

  4. I believe you…. I do! And I’m glad Barry was spared the edge – for another day at least.

  5. I love this, Debbie and yes please don’t push your hubby over the edge. I’m trying not to push mine, too.

  6. i am in love!!! just got all your posts in my feed today so i am late to the party! love the dark hide and the pops of green!

  7. Gorgeous! I love the pops of green!

  8. Lol, husbands!
    You were so right! I love, love, love this! And I am crazy about the black & white with the green! Just beautiful!

  9. Love, love it! My daughter has a very similar gate that she uses on her mantel, and on top of an armoire. It’s so versatile, and fun to use. You did an awesome job!

  10. Love how you used the gate on your mantel! So beautiful!! The pops of green and black are very stylish – love!

  11. Looks fantastic, Debbie! We have to choose our requests carefully with our men, don’t we? lol I think it looks great and you have styled everything beautifully!

  12. Love it all – the greens, the pop of pink – the chirp mug!
    Happy Spring!!

  13. Beautiful Debbie….and I always enjoy that fabulous backdrop on the mantel….just love it! Have a great weekend!

  14. I’m a believer! It looks great! Very organic looking rather than an installed plank wall version. I love the patina on the wood and the uneven natural look. Your hearth is gorgeous too!

  15. That is so pretty, Debbie! I’ve been trying to figure out what do over my mantel and you have totally inspired me! BTW – I want to go to HG with you and Laura. 🙂

  16. Debbie your mantel is GORGEOUS!!! I absolutely love the gate and all of the beautiful details!

  17. I love your rock fireplace!

  18. Oh, Debbie – your mantel is gorgeous! Love that gate!!! I’m also dying over that large green vase!!! I’m adding pops of green to my living room and want one!! Everything looks fresh and spring ready!

  19. Your mantel looks BEAUTIFUL! And tell your husband nice work. That old gate is perfect! Thanks so much for being a part of the tour! Life to the full! Melissa

  20. I love it….The wood just adds so much and you could not have made a better choice. Great job.

  21. that barry is a keeper and so is your gorgeous spring mantel. what home goods do you go to around there? we need to get together soon!

  22. This looks absolutely perfect!

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