Vintage Halloween Mantel

Well, as far as decorating goes, it looks like I am at a stand still till I can figure out WHAT the Heck I am doing with the space??? It's going to take some time to figure out everything.  
In the meantime, I switched gears to Halloween decorating.

 Remember this picture? 
This was my inspiration picture for the mantle


And here is OUR version of a Spooky Halloween mantle!



What do you think? 
I am really happy how it turned out!  Phew, after this project I am out of energy, my kids will have to fend for themselves this year and buy some store bought costumes. I usually like to sew them, but I'm no Super woman!(wink)  

During the process of assembling the mantle, a few pictures fell off and broke into a million pieces in the MIDDLE of the night, EEK!!! Can you imagine the sound of crashing glass at 3:00 AM? 

So after that heart-racing experience, I figured it was safer to leave the glass out of the bigger frames.

Here are some more pictures up close!





 My 7-year-old son decided to also give the decorating thing a try.  Here's what he came up with. You've got to LOVE it, he he :)


Happy Halloween EVERYONE!!!

24 comments:

  1. Your mantel looks great! How do you hang all that stuff? Are you putting nail holes in the wall? Very curious!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. So Inspiring, thanks for sharing...I love it!

    I have a huge mantle that has always been a place for family pictures. I guess Ive stayed inside that awful box lol Ive come to realize by all the cool mantle decor Im seeing that I can do so much more!....for every season to!

    How fun :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your mantel is gorgeous (in a spooky way)!

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is soo Adorable! Just found you via the lettered cottage FB post!

    ReplyDelete
  5. This looks awesome!!!!! I love the cobwebs on the lights & how the "crookedness" looks so good :) Saw on Lettered Cottage's FB page

    ReplyDelete
  6. Your mantel looks great! I find with my spaces, that sometimes you just have to walk away and live with it as is for a while. Inspiration will strike, and you'll be back on track. You have amazing spaces to work with, so I'm sure it will all come together beautifully!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Holy crap! Seriously cutest Halloween mantle I've ever seen..... E.V.E.R!!!!!! You are definitely my decorating crush, ha ha! but you already knew that!!! : ) can't wait to see you today!!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh, and your mantle is way better than your inspiration photo : )

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love it when kids get involved! His is my fav...

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love your halloween mantle! I am new to your blog and was noticing that you are getting rid of your reds throughout your home. I am trying to do the same thing. I am enjoying reading about your transformation! Good job!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Stacy TuckerOctober 21, 2011

    I say it's a homerun. I'd 'repin' it! Happy Halloween!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh geeze, finally...not that it was forever, I was just dying to see what you came up with. I'm doing the same mantle and was stuck on how to tie it all together...you've saved me, now I need to update my post...thanks and great job!

    ReplyDelete
  13. It looks great! Much better than the inspiration mantle!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Great job...my 7 year old likes to "decorate" too.

    ReplyDelete
  15. This is awesome! You should submit it to a magazine for next year! And your son is showing real creativity and talent.
    (btw, I miss your garage sales in your old neighborhood - we bought your leather loveseat, an old window panel [you should see it now], lamps, and other cool treasures from you...dying to know about any sales you have nowadays, too!)
    Diane

    ReplyDelete
  16. OMG! That looks amazing! Love all the signs!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Most creative Halloween mantel ever! Do you mind if I pin it? Love your blog!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Where did you get your awesome art work?

    ReplyDelete
  19. Great use of the 'cemetery moss'. Love that stuff, makes everything extra creepy looking.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Nice job, your decorations look gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I am looking for tech shopping please do let me know if you know any Halloween 2017 sales please do share with me.

    ReplyDelete