October 14, 2010

A Spooky Dining Room

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In my continued effort of ghoul-free Halloween decorations, I wanted a dramatic dining table and buffet.  Let me be honest, we eat in here less than five times a year….so go having the table covered is not an issue.

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I have had that neat bird cage/shelf thing for awhile.  In fact I am not really sure what it is…it was gold, with an Asian inspired print all over it.  I used it for Hannah’s birthday party to hold cupcakes, and I knew for Halloween I wanted to use it for glittered skulls. 

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I first covered the table in a few packages of grey creepy cloth, and added the urn of white sticks from Christmas. 

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I found these “BOO” letters for $1, and thought I was going to stick them in a jar, when I remembered I had these angels from last Christmas.  I took off the colored robes, the white gowns seem a little more Halloween-ey.

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I am still not crazy about their faces (although I think they suit Halloween far better than Christmas), but I like the hands.  And they hold these letters perfectly! 

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I made these glass cloches, or antique looking apothecary jars.   I was going to put either a small bust or a sea sponge to look like a brain, but opted to print out this.

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When I found this cage, it was missing the shelves.  In a lazy girls attempt to skip the saw, I cut out some thick cardboard to fit in the spaces.

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I covered the cardboard in paper that I dyed and stamped.

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I discovered these glittered skulls at the Dollar Tree last year and love them!  (Ha!  Mostly because trying to contain glitter while crafting is futile, I don’t think HAZMAT could keep it from spreading!!)

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A frightful black cat.  I am going to post a quick little how-to project on these next.

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The dining room buffet.  Mostly a random hodgepodge of things from around the house.

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A birdcage on a candle stick.

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Lots of creepy cloth (Dollar Tree), and a few old books.

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A gargoyle who either looks really bored or in deep thought……..he came from the Dollar Tree too.

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The pumpkins I painted with champagne paint.  And another glass cloche with a print out from here.

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More migratory pieces from around the casa…..including a bust from the bedroom, a lantern from the bathroom, and a tray from the kitchen.   The Halloween sign I made last year.

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It’s surprising how many things could fit a Halloween theme when thinking outside the box.  My “theme” is black and white, but I used mostly non-Halloween items, pulling them together with the creepy cloth, pumpkins and the skeleton (keeping it under $3).  You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a big impact.

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I am a little late….but joining Beth’s Halloween Mantel Party, DIY Show off Fall Festival, Blue Cricket DesignThe Shabby Chic Cottage, My Repurposed Life, A Few of my Favorite Things, House of Hepworths, Beyond the Picket Fence, Somewhat Simple, My Romantic Home, and at Fingerprints on the Fridge.

14 comments:

FreeforAll said...
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franksgirl said...

It's all so ghoulishly bootiful:) I'm sooooooooo happy to see your return I have truley missed seeing all your wonderful talent. I'm continuely awe strucken by your talent. blessings to you and yours

Susan said...

What a wonderful job you did decorating your home for Spook Day!! I love the glittered skulls!

Melissa said...

Looks great!

Melissa
http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Now those are the best table decorations that I seen!! WOW!! You really did an amazing job!

Susan @ Entertain Exchange said...

Wow, love it all!

Submit it in my Handmade Halloween Costume Contest starting today - October 15th.

Susan,
http://entertainexchange.blogspot.com/
Party and Entertaining Inspiration

Decor Createur said...

Umm Your house is absolutely amazing and I love your Halloween decor. Our style of decor is very similar. I have never found anyone in blogland that decorates like I do. Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog. I look forward to reading yours..

Jennifer

Lisa's Creative Home said...

AWESOME dining room! Love it!

Hanna said...

Hi there! i am your newest follower from the weekend linky!!! I love finding new blogs and yours is lovely!! You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

WOW! so spooky. I love it

Kati @ Obscured Flair- said...

SUPER CUTE! GREAT JOB!

Irma - Bunks said...

Long time reader, first time poster ----- keep up these nice posts!

gail myrepurposedlife.net said...

wow! you've been busy! how spookily fun!
gail
thanks for linking up!

Anny said...

This is certainly adult but still fun, I love all of it but espcially the angels holding BOO!

Anonymous said...

How can you call yourself a child of God and celebrate Halloween? Do you know how halloween originated?