Sunday, September 13, 2009

Halloween Entry

To get the front door ready for all the ghosts and ghouls we decided to switch it up a little. We have a huge container in the basement filled with wreaths, garlands, and various other spooky accessories but this year we wanted a little more "haunted house" look.

For the entry I wanted a collection of frames that were filled with a mixture vintage images. Of course Goodwill had a huge selection of cheap frames that are perfect for painting.


I also found this hand stitched cat at goodwill and thought it would be perfect once it was tea-stain aged a little.



I googled vintage freakshow posters, a skeleton and then to do the victorian silhoutte I googled a little girl silhoutte and added the bats later using microsoft paint. I then tea-stained them all to age them as well.



If you have gotten the October Country Living already then I am sure you LOVED the bats scattered across the front door on one of the homes featured just like I did. I am in the midst of doing them on the front door, but thought they would look cool flying down the stairs as well. They are incredibly easy to make, all you need are scissors and black cardstock!






Stay tuned for the front door!

86 comments:

jobyx2 said...

Love, love this!

Heather

Suzy said...

I absolutely LOVE it!! Looks like SO much fun!
Can I come to your house for Halloween??!

Elizabeth said...

love it!!! You are so creative.

Kelly said...

What a chic haunted house! haha Can't wait to see the door!

Jaime said...

LOL...I've already started making my bats!!! I go just a wee bit crazy for halloween... Looks great!

marli said...

such a spooky unique look. good job on the greatness. especially like the larger frame hung around the smaller cat one. divine. (and easy to copy!)

~ Kelly Ann ♥ said...

Freakin Fabulous--- I'm so copying this idea-
My goodness girl you have such a creative mind!

Thxs for posting!!!

Kel

KellyH said...

Thanks for the great ideas!!!!

Jen J. said...

Wow...looks amazing! Great job!

hopeful #1 said...

This looks amazing! I love it!

Meredith said...

So fun! I've always wished that we did at least some seasonal decor!

Freckles Chick said...

This says classy Halloween all over it. LOVE! Especially that ornate frame. Sadly, I never seem to have any luck at our local thrift stores when it comes to these.

Katie said...

This is so wonderful!! Mind if I link to it on my blog?

julie said...

oh my goodness! i love love love it! i am ready to copy your look! how do you make the bats? i do love to decorate for halloween but not to scary! i think its perfect!

Jennifer said...

That looks awesome! I wish you lived near me so I could buy a refinished piece!

Heather said...

This is awesome!! I love holiday decorating!

MrsKBJ said...

Looks great!! Thanks for sharing! The bats are super cute, and great idea with the wall art!

Rebecca said...

Looks great Holly! Very creative! I have been wanting one of those ornate frames forever!!! I can't wait to visit my grandma in victoria so I can snatch one of hers :)

Leslie said...

Love it. You have such great ideas.

On another note, I know you are always changing your entryway. How do you keep you walls up to par? Do you hang the pics with nails and then repair the wall every time you change the look? Or do you hang them some way that isn't permanent?

SaRaHbEtH said...

oooo very spooky! i love it! xoxo

ONE MANS TRASH IS MY TREASURE said...

i know this is kind of an ironic comment...bust BEAUTIFUL HALLOWEEN DECOR! you have an amazing eye! great frames too I love what you put inside of them.

Miss I "Dew" said...

OMG Holly you are too much! I love this! So creative!

Gwen said...

All I can say is WOW!

katieskitchen said...

Looks great as always Holly! So inspiring.

Bonnie said...

AMAZING!! You are so creative!!

angela said...

Wow! You did such a good job! I don't usually decorate for Halloween, but your work definitely inspired me! Thanks for sharing.

dedeetsyshop said...

Oh my goodness! I love it- is it fantastic! I def. need to try this in my home this year! Great job- I just LOVE everything in your house!

Robyn de Weerd said...

I WISH I could show you something! I was given an oak table and 6 chairs and I'm debating replacing our kitchen set with it - it needs painting or re-apolhestered or both. Oh I wish I could show you! I'm thinking it should be black and the chair seats covered with neat material. Hmmm....how would YOU do it?? Anyway....love your blog - love to see your projects and love your daughter's name - my name is ROBYN. LOL

Cherish said...

My goodness, you are just TOO talented and creative! I love your blog. Come visit mine. www.cherishscupoftea.blogpsot.com

I just blogged about the Margarita Cupcakes I made, FREE recipe!!

I also added you to my favorites list, and I'm following you. CREEPY sounding, huh? LOL!

Have a spooky day!

Life at the White House said...

This looks awesome! Great job......can you just replicate this at my house? Please?! ;-)

By the way, it's very, very bad news that I just saw that you sell your furniture online!
http://www.whiteberryreinvented.com/page17.html

I'm in serious trouble.

Really though, I'm very interested in that piece. Do you ship furniture and if so, what's the estimated cost for that piece to Houston, TX?

You can e-mail me at littlepinkshadetree@gmail.com if that's easier.

Thanks!

Lynett said...

You are amazing! I love it!

Marla said...

I am amazed how you pulled this together. It looks really great. Marla

bbrowning30 said...

That looks fabulous, what a great idea!!

Sa-Sea Boutique said...

SO GREAT! I am going to go to goodwill tomorrow and see if I can find anything spooky! your house always amazes me!

dedeetsyshop said...

OOohhh..do you mind sharing where that rug is from??

Mel said...

Well done! I love the way you have reused the frames.

simplymodernmom said...

what a fun idea, and turned out so nicely.

Katy said...

super cute!!! Love it!

sherri said...

Great ideas! I love the color scheme and clean lines! This is right up my alley.

The DIY Show Off said...

Spooky! I love it! You always have the best entry decor! Great job Holly!

Roeshel

Carisa said...

I totally love your Halloween decorating! It's goth chic. Love, love, love it!
Mrs. Petrie @ casapetrie.com

Lace said...

Looks great! What do you hang things with that doesn't put tons of holes in the walls?

So Not Martha said...

Holly, I am continually amazed at how you are changing up your entranceway!
I have to ask, how do you change the frames and wall decor so often? Do you have holes everywhere and just cover them with new frames next time, or hang things without making holes somehow??

It looks great! BTW...any news on the magazine? When will it be coming out and can you say which magazine it is yet?

Holly and Sean said...

Thank you thank you thank you everyone!!!
To answer a few questions:
-The rug is from Urban Outfitters. Check your closest store ASAP because it was on clearance from $80 down to $10.
-Surprisingly these are the first holes I have made along the stair well! I previously leaned my big painting on the chest. But when I do leave holes and move pictures I refill with spackle, sand and touch up with paint right away. It is a bit of work but I love being able to "live in" my house, hanging and moving things as my heart desires. I do try and reuse the same spots to hang things if possible and save myself the trouble of the added work though.
It is funny because I touched up SOOOOOOO many holes from the previous owners that I actually did not hang a single thing until this june! Now I can't be stopped LOL.

Cindy said...

Fantastico

bagfashionista said...

holy cow....you are amazing!

Rachel said...

GREAT job!! I love this entry way. I don't have one, but am looking for things to decorate my front door with. Can't wait to see yours!

Krista & Ben said...

I've been wanting to tea stain a map I have to make it look older. Can you give me any tips?

gina @ The Tickle Pink Thrift said...

omg! I love it. I love it. I love it. I am too getting the Halloween itch! I haven't done anything yet but this inspires me. Very cute blog!

14footceilings said...

I love it! I especially love the black cat cross stitch.

Windy City Kelley's said...

You're so creative. They all look so good!!!

Time for Treasures said...

I have been following your amazing furniture transformations for a little while now, but I HAD to comment on your Halloween display. I LOVE LOVE LUUUUV IT!! I also saw the bats at Country Living and can't wait to do them, but your vignette is Awesome!!!

Little Lovables said...

I absolutely love it!

kamille said...

i love this! so classy. and spooky!

Robin said...

Amazing, looks like page out of the magazine. Wonderful job.

Katie @ Vinyl Vineyard said...

I love your white theme!

I just found your blog and I'm aching to change everything in my house to white.

I love the halloween decor. Great job!

I'm soo jealous! :)

Yansy said...

You did such a fabulous job. I love it!

Jenny @ Words on Wendhurst said...

Looks totally cute! Question: do you nail new holes every time and touch up/fill in the old ones? If so, does that not drive you batty?

J and Company said...

Oh my gosh please come and live at my house and decorate it please. That is beyond cute. Just when I think you must run out of ideas!

dr said...

What a great idea! I found the bats I bought from last year - forgot to use them...

We're hopefully moving and will be in our new home by Halloween - I'm dying to decorate!

A-Team said...

I love this, and the white piece of furniture!

Lisa Leonard said...

you are a genius. dang!!

Jess said...

I Love this! You are one talented mom. I can't wait to start decorating...inspiration.

...love Maegan said...

oh that's just fabulous! I LOVE the frame and the white pumpkins!

Jennifer Ramos said...

You are sooo CREATIVE, that is so neat for a party! I have never seen white pumpkins, so CHIC.

Jen Ramos
'Cards & Prints You'll Love...'
www.madebygirl.com
madebygirl.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

Ohhhhhhhh, I love those bats. So fun!

Cara said...

Ohhhhhh I am in love! Thanks for sharing your creative idea!!!

paisley bourgeois said...

This is my kind of Halloween decorating! Love it all. Thanks for sharing.

Trudi said...

Your display is magazine quality. Love it. I long for an entry table. No room at my home.

This Full Life said...

This is one of the most amazingly chic Halloween decor ideas I have ever seen. I absolutely love it - you definitely have a way with design!

Anny said...

This is so beautiful!

Anny said...

This is so beautiful!

Proper Prim said...

very spooky... love the bats

bri. said...

are u kidding me!? you are a genius!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Wow, this is GORGEOUS! I'm working on a roundup of Halloween decor posts and I'll be linking to this if you don't mind. It's just stunning!

Kim.Gos said...

Beautiful set up! Very creative!

Jackie said...

This is awesome! Thanks for posting your creativity. Where did you get the rug that is in front of the dresser? I would love to find it or something similar.

Kristin said...

LOVE it! You are one clever lady!! ;)

Lovely Little Nest said...

Oh my goodness, this is incredible! Usually, I think Halloween decorations are tacky -and, to be honest, downright ugly. You somehow make them look chic! :)

thislovelycity said...

How cute are you?! This is great!

xo, thislovelycity.

Printersdevil said...

Awesome job. I love the entryway. Stop by my Halloween blog for a visit at www.havenhaunt.blogspot.com

I will be posting pictures within the next week and into the week of Oct. 24 of the conversion of our house to the Haunted Haven for a costume party.

Hallie said...

wow~ can't wait to decorate!

rachelwhelton said...

Wow that is so clean and classy. Better than everything else I've seen.

Mommy Melback said...

~AMAZING~
pinning it and going to copy some of it. Thanks so much!

Tasha said...

I was so inspired by your spooky entry, I had to do one of my own. Here are the pics: http://countrymompartygoddess.blogspot.com/2011/10/haunted-dining-room.html. Thanks for the inspiration!

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