Our Vintage Industrial Fall Mantel

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I was telling a friend the other day that I really needed to make our living room a little more “manly”. Our home has become a place with a lot of sparkle and flowers and fluff which I think makes sense considering there are four girls living here. However, my original vision for our home decor was to bring a lot of vintage industrial elements in, so I don’t want to lose sight of that! I recently got to go on a shopping spree to Urban Barn (it was part of my prize package for winning this contest), and one of my favourite purchases is a massive vintage-looking clock. I think it makes the most gorgeous vintage industrial centerpiece for our mantel.

Rustic Vintage Industrial Fall Mantel with a clock.

What do you think? I think it works so well here! Our fireplace is quite large, so the large scale of the clock seems right at home.

Rustic Vintage Industrial Fall Mantel with a clock.

I’ve decided to keep our Fall mantel decor quite simple this year with the clock being the main element.

Rustic Vintage Industrial Fall Mantel with a clock.

A little bit of greenery via a moss ball and some faux grass adds natural elements, and I’m keeping my black lanterns right where they always are.

Rustic Vintage Industrial Fall Mantel with a clock.

On my Ikea candle sticks, I’ve perched these DIY fabric pumpkins for a little whimsy.

Rustic Vintage Industrial Fall Mantel with a clock.

It’s simple and rustic, and we love it.

Rustic Vintage Industrial Fall Mantel with a clock.

Here’s a little peek at some of the changes I’ve made so far in our living room and how the mantel looks in the space.

Click below to read about last year’s Fall mantel:

Rustic Glam Fall Mantel Decor on a Budget + Free "Give Thanks" Antler Printable

Wondering how we built our fireplace? Read these:

Building Our DIY Fireplace: The Mantel - The DIY MommyOur DIY Fireplace - Installing the Slate Splite-Face Tile - The DIY Mommy

Have you started your Fall decorating yet?


          1. Christina is the wonderful lady who created TheDIYMommy.com and creates all the content:)
            Thanks for stopping by and being so interested in her project 🙂

  1. You already know how much a love that clock. =D And yes, the scale is perfect! I hate tiny little wall clocks.

    Your whole mantle looks great! And yes, a good balance of masculine and feminine.

  2. Christina, your mantel is gorgeous! We have two in our house and it’s a lot of work to try and keep them both decorated pretty, so I’m always in the lookout for new ideas! I’m a sucker for a touch of vintage/industrial and you hit the nail right on the head! Thanks for sharing 🙂



  3. Love this clock! I recently purchased the same one and was trying to find how others have secured it to their mantle….I was thinking of letting in lean, similar to your photo, but I’m afraid of it falling or rolling side to side. Any tips?

    1. Hey Carrie, Christina doesn’t find that her DIY clock falls or rolls to the side. Definitely, think it’s worth a try 🙂

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