Thursday, October 7, 2010
Even my wall is looking spooktacular
Are you sick of my Halloween decor yet? You better not be, as I still have more to show you.
This year I decided I was going to decorate the big wall in my family room. But I didn't want to spend a lot of cash. So I decided to use paper to transform my family room wall. What is cheaper than paper?
This is what my wall looked like before. Kind of, sort of. I no longer have the huge Paris painting in the gold frame on the wall. I replaced it with......
This smaller one. I like this painting better. And I like the white frame better. Sorry that I forgot to take a before photo of what my wall looked like before the transformation. But between these last 2 photos, you get the idea.
This is how my wall looks now. Isn't it spooktacular?
As you know, I'm doing a black & white (or cream) Halloween theme this year. I love it!
To cover up the Paris painting I cut out a piece of black poster board & just layed it on top of the painting. I just tucked in the edges inside the frame. I then cut out a couple of ghosts from white poster board & taped them to the black poster board. I got one of the ghost templates from Martha Stewart. The smaller one I made up using parts of the Martha Stewart one.
I then made this "BOO" garland. I got the letter templates here at a blog called Allsorts. She has every letter, plus numbers 0-9. Hung it from vintage black rick a rack.
I used even more letters that I got from Allsorts to make this "SPOOKY" banner. The black & white damask triangles I got from Sharing with Sherri. She actually made an "AUTUMN" banner. But I wanted mine to say spooky instead of autumn. So I just printed out the letters I wanted & taped over the original letters on the banner that Sherri shared. I hope she doesn't mind.
I used some vintage black rick a rack ribbon to hang my banner from.
I like how the two O's in this photo look. Reminds me of an owl.
I just strung the banner across this thrift store mirror.
This picture frame used to hold vintage post cards of Venice. I just love Venice. It is definitely a magical place.
But I was looking to spookify it up for Halloween. So I printed off some vintage black & white Halloween images from the Internet. Except for the photo on the far right. It is actually a vintage photo of me and my sister & 2 brothers dressed up for Halloween in 1965 that I printed out in black & white.
The Spooky letter art sign below is actually sitting on the table behind my couch. I will share the entire table vignette with you later. I'm still not quite happy with it for now. If you want to know how I made the Spooky sign, you can read it about it here.
Here is my original Halloween photo that I used in the frame mentioned before. This photo is date stamped May 66. But everyone knows that Halloween isn't in May. It's in October. I guess my mom was a procrastinator too, and didn't get the film developed until May. So this should actually be a photo from Halloween 1965. I am the one dressed as a Greek goddess. This was my favorite Halloween costume when I was a kid. I can still remember that Halloween. I also have 1 more sister that isn't in this photo. As she wasn't even born for another couple of years after the photo was taken.
I really like this owl silhouette. I found the template for this on Martha Stewart's website.
This trick or treat owl print came from The Graphics Fairy. But I changed it up just a little.
I found this cool website called PhotoFunia. This website has a lot of cool stuff that you can do to change up your photos. I changed up the original print in PhotoFunia's lab, using the vintage photo effect. I love how this turned. out. Perfect for the look I was going for this year.
I found this silhouette on google images by looking for vintage Halloween silhouettes. It came from Boxwoodcottage's photostream on Flikr.
I like this one so much I may frame it & use it all year round.
The witch is another Martha Stewart template.
And finally I used four prints I nabbed off of The Graphics Fairy. All of these were found in her Halloween category. I made them more vintagy & creepy using the vintage photo effect over at PhotoFunia in their lab.
I think this is probably my most favorite thing I did with paper. I love how these prints turned out.
I hope that you enjoyed what I did with my wall. I'm happy with how it turned out. And to think it only really cost me my time. I already had everything else.
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6 Weeks to Spook @ Bella Before and After
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Sunday Showcase @ Under the Table and Dreaming
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tatortots & Jello
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Hooking Up with HOH @ House of Hepworths
Transformation Thursdays @ The Shabby Chic Cottage