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!!!

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

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

Amber Giles said...

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 :)

Kate at Dream To Life said...

So fun! Great job...looks fab!

Beth said...

Your mantel is gorgeous (in a spooky way)!

jess@hillcountryhomebody.blogspot.com said...

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

Jessica @ Nuchey's Mommy said...

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

Andrea said...

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!

Chereebee said...

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!!!

Chereebee said...

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

Sherrie said...

Love it!

Emom said...

CUTE!!....smiles

Fern Cottage said...

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

Natalie said...

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!

Stacy Tucker said...

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

June said...

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!

Diana said...

It looks great! Much better than the inspiration mantle!

Sunny said...

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

Noodle said...

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

To The Moon and Back said...

OMG! That looks amazing! Love all the signs!

annie said...

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

Betty McArthur said...

Where did you get your awesome art work?

Karen said...

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

Inspire Me Heather said...

Nice job, your decorations look gorgeous!

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