Friday, October 7, 2011

Spooky Mantle

My Halloween Mantle is up!! I have lots of pictures and lots of details about my recently found objects.

The candelabra have been on a shelf in my store room for over 7 years. They are silver, so they had the perfect tarnished patina for this vignette! The vinyl chandelier on the mirror was 1/2 price at Hobby Lobby, costing me $10.

I dressed up my newly painted built-ins too.

The compote holding the pumpkin was purchased for $.25 at the same garage sale I got the $10 dresser at. I love how Spanish moss just seems to add to the creepiness of it all.

The clock I got for $2 at a garage sale, and I
sprayed the oak finish on it black.

The candle with a flickering light in it was in the clearance section at Hobby Lobby for $4. The small mirror had a gold finish on it until I dabbed some ASCP old white with some dark wax on top. The mirror back I applied bleach to it then made some scratches in it with a fork.

The silver pumpkin was originally painted with Krylon foil metallic spray then I put a light wash
of water and ASCP in Granite, then wiped it off. I was going for a mercury glass look.
I think it looks pretty good!

I decorate my sofa table too.

The glass bottles came from Goodwill for $2 total and the labels my husband got for free.
The silver skull I have had for a few years.

The turtle shell we found in the woods behind our house, and I think it is a perfect fit for Halloween.

I picked up 3 glitter sculls for cheap at Goodwill!

I love the antlers, they kinda remind me of bones...

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  1. Very cool! I love the Edgar Allen Poe book on the mantle. What a perfect finishing touch. Thanks for sharing.

  2. your mantle is looking
    deliciously wicked

    i love all the black
    silver and white details
    in your vintage goodies

    thanks for sharing at fridays unfolded!


  3. Your halloween decor is fascinating with so many interesting elements! The silver and black are just fabulous and the Poe book is terrific! Now there is a guy who could tell a really spooky story!

    I'm delighted you linked to Potpourri Friday! Your participation is appreciated!

  4. How did you do the spooky chandelier in the mirror?

  5. I love your spooky decorations. I got some great ideas from your pictures. I really like the distressed mirror that you scratched and bleached.

  6. Love your mantel--just the right amount of spooky!

  7. This looks so great--really love the mirror!

  8. I love your halloween decorations you have all the elements I love skulls, potions and just spooky enough to make the perfect room.

  9. Everything looks so fabulous!
    Kindest regards,

  10. Looks great! I went with neutrals too this year.... Just found ya through Pinterest... Off to look around!

    ♥, Tara

    Stop by for a visit!! .... FabuLESSly Crafty!

  11. What a spooky display! I just adore those built ins too! You got some great deals. I am a new follower from Tatertots and Jello. Vicky from

  12. I love your mantle!! So many awesome elements, and some pretty good deals too!

    Thanks for linking up to my Monster Mash Bash!

  13. Bonnie,
    You did a wonderful job with this! I love your built-ins. Thank you for linking up with Home Sweet Home!

  14. Wow! so impressed with your mantel. It looks gorgeous! Great tips on your pumpkin and scratched mirror!!

  15. Love your spooky decor- sharing this at the party tonight! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  16. Love all of your spookiness....and the built-ins are gorgeous. Such great deals you got.
    Marianne :)

  17. Hi Bonnie, sorry it took so long to get around to comment on your entry for my party. Time just got away from me.

    I LOVED your spooky mantel! Thanks for sharing all the details of how you accomplished it.

    Since your's was the last to enter... you will be featured on this week's party and you have a button waiting for you!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop!
    (linky opens Tues. @ 4:00 PT)

  18. Great decor!! Love your style of decorating!
    Thanks again for partying with us at Show & Share!

  19. That looks awesome! I love the black and silver color palette on your mantel. It makes even every day items look creepy. :) Thanks for linking up to my Halloween party!

  20. Bonnie-

    Your mantel is first in show at Creative Juice this evening...LOVE it!

    :) Thanks for sharing at my Halloween Party...

  21. Wow! I can only hope to have such an amazing eye one day, your decor is fabulous!! I saw you over at Momnivore's Dilemma and had to come by to check it out in more detail.

  22. I really love what you've done with all your Halloween decor; it's just amazing! You have some really great finds on display!

    (And, the built-ins look fantastic too!)

    Take care,

  23. Your post was featured in my Terrorific Tuesday Picks of the week! Thanks so much for linking up :)

  24. This looks fantabulous. I would SO love it if you would link up to my brand new linky party...

    It's a co-hosted party so you'll get double the exposure...double the fun :)


  25. I love the mix of silver and black!

  26. Oh yes, nicely decorated! Very nice touch with those shades...I have a clock almost like that but with Roman Numerals, I got from my grandmother....lately I haven't bend winding it, and I miss it's ringing!

  27. Very nice. I like your "other-than-orange" take on Halloween!

  28. Fabulous job! Loved reading about the bargains and recycling can decorate my home anytime;)

  29. What a glorious mantle! Such fascinating blending of old and new treasures!

    You really have an eye for grabbing amazing bargains!

    I totally need to go shopping with you!

    Thanks for linking up.


  30. I LOVE this! I will be sharing it on my blog- with a link back to you of course, hope you don't mind! It's set to post tomorrow at!

    I also LOVE that these are all bargain finds! In my post I will be sharing one of my bargain finds that pairs up nicely with your mantel layout!




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