Our Planked Mantel

Not perfect by a long shot but I love it!

This little project that seems to take others 3 hours 
took us a week and at least 5 trips to
Lowe's.

The tongue and groove wood has devilish knot holes I had to deal with.
What do others do about that?
Heck if I know!

I keep walking by and staring.
I feel like I'm in sync with Chip and Joanna. :)

In fact, I've been obsessing about the imperfections but realized, 
after staring at Chip and Joanna's farmhouse, that a real shiplap wall is far from perfect.

Our wall has a few more touch ups that I need to do but for a day or two
 I'm just going to look at it and smile.
Ready to decorate for Christmas now. 

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47 comments

  1. Your planked mantel looks fabulous. You did a great job... :)

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  2. I love it Stacey. You have me thinking about adding that to my projects for next year.
    On another note, I haven't decided about the holiday challenge yet. Are you in?

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  3. It looks great! What a smart idea!

    Happy Thanksgiving, Stacey!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  4. Wow, what a great look! I love how the wreath looks against the planks. Your fireplace is just beautiful!
    Miss Bloomers

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  5. It looks amazing!! I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one that has problems when I try to DIY something in my home!

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  6. It looks beautiful and you all did a fantastic job.

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  7. Looks pretty to me, Stacey. I wish you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  8. I think it looks great, too. I love Chip and Joanna's decorating. Wish they had some new shows!

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  9. It turned out great! I'm glad I'm not the only one who takes waayy longer to do a project than it's supposed to take! I know you're glad it's done so you can start the fun part now, decorating.

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  10. Looks great!! Let the fun decorating for the holidays begin!
    Happy Thnaksgiv8ng.

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  11. I love it. Sorry it took longer than you thought. It isn't that always the way? So cute!

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  12. Oh, it's so beautiful! You should feel proud of yourselves. I love the mantel and what it's hanging on too.
    Brenda

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  13. It turned out beautifully, Stacey! I think you're too close to the situation to see what a terrific job you did! It looks very high-end. I love the finish you chose. Bravo!

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  14. That is just gorgeous. Such a clean but interesting and charming look.

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  15. Love, love, love it Stacey!!! It looks so great!!

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  16. Stacey,
    It looks great. It will be so much fun to decorate for Christmas. Happy Thanksgiving.
    Kris

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  17. You should be very, very proud of yourselves! It looks fabulous!

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  18. Y'all did a great job!! It definitely reminds me of Chip and Joanna! I know what you mean about having to make numerous trips to Lowe's. It seems like no matter how many lists we make, we always end up returning for one thing or another. Anyway, I love your planked mantel. It adds so much charm. :)

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  19. I loved the planked mantel. Oh, the ways you can decorate it through the seasons and holidays!

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  20. I think it looks beautiful! Don't you love when something turns out so pretty that you can't take your eyes off it? Success! I'm looking forward to seeing it decorated for Christmas:>)

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  21. It looks great!!!! You did an amazing job :o) Happy Thanksgiving!!!
    ~Des

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  22. I think this looks beautiful, Stacey! What a fantastic idea! Sometimes when we do something ourselves, we look at it so much it just always looks "off", and it really isn't!

    I also love the frame with the script (or sheet music) in it. Did you make that? Did I miss it?

    Jane xx

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  23. Love it Stacy! What a great backdrop for every occasion decor!

    Hugs!

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  24. It looks beautiful! And it's real wood...which has imperfections naturally! I think it looks great and it will be so much fun to have behind your decorations! Christmas colors will really show up nicely! Happy Thanksgiving my friend!

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  25. Beautiful! Home created items are generally the BEST!

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  26. I love this idea! We have a very similar mantel - this looks fabulous. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  27. Wow! No wonder you keep going back and staring. What a great job...it's beautiful!

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  28. Hi Stacey,
    Your mantel is beautiful. I would sit and stare at it too. You did a beautiful job. I bet it will be lots of fun to decorate for Christmas. Will definitely have to come back and check it out. Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comment.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ❤️Ana (your newest follower)

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  29. I LOVE THIS! You are a whiz at sprucing up your home. I love Chip and Joanna's style, too. Watched their show a bit today while I was decorating the family room.

    Looking forward to seeing your holiday decor.

    hugs!

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  30. I love your mantel! And I'm addicted to Fixer Upper…what a cute and creative couple!

    Merry Christmas!
    xo,
    RJ

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  31. Hi Stacey. I think it looks great! Wanted to let you know that your project will be featured at The Scoop this tonight. Thank you for linking up!

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  32. Beautiful job, Stacey. I always wished we had a mantle. I bet you're excited to decorate it for Christmas. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  33. It looks GREAT!!! and you have C and J beat hands down!!!!
    I can't wait to see it all done up for Christmas.
    Blessings,
    J

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  34. What a great job! It looks fabulous.

    Kathy

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  35. It looks great! And, Chip and Johanna would probably embrace the imperfection… isn't that what farmhouse living is all about?! :) Nice job!!

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  36. This is so awesome!!! I'm planning on planking my mantel sometime this week if I can get over this yucky cold!

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  37. I love this, it's awesome!! Your paint color looks like mine Revere Pewter?

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  38. Love, love it! The imperfections is what makes it perfect if you ask me!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  39. It's beautiful Stacey! I see no flaws! Only beauty!!!

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  40. So gorgeous! I love it and don't see any imperfections!

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  41. You both did a fabulous job with this mantel! Speaking of shiplap, our basement is FILLED with it! If you need any, come on over ;).

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  42. Stacey, Thank you so much for stopping in at Simply Farmhouse.
    It was so kind of you to leave a message. Your Mantel is very lovely.
    I love the new look. Please visit SF again, blessings to your lovely home. Teresa @Simply Farmhouse.

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