Sep 30, 2011

For ME Friday - Halloween Mantel

Woohoo for Friday! I am super excited about this weekend because my best friend is in town and we are partying it up this weekend! (which means I will be up past my usual 10pm bedtime!)

Anywho, I have another For ME Friday post. A couple weeks ago my neighbor threw away this perfectly good shutter:

I am talking this bad boy had it's price tag on it still and was in perfect condition. It was also huge! The shutter was sitting by the garbage for a couple days before I was brave enough to take it back to my house...while taking Matthew on a walk so I had to tuck it under my arm while pushing the stroller and hoping no one saw me!

Anyways, I painted it white and distressed it with Brad's power sander. Very very easy! Brad attatched it to the wall above the mantel and I added some other randomly aquired Halloween/Fall themed items. Some items were from garage sales, some from the dollar store, and some were gifts from my mom over the years. I made the boo bunting last year for my Halloween party and thought it looked cute on the shutter.

I usually don't do a whole lot of decorating for holidays, but I like how this turned out and when I see it, it makes me happy! Now if I can just get the rest of the house in order...

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  1. Love this mantle! I would love for you to link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.

  2. I am not big on Halloween, but I adore your mantel. Its adorable. I like how it is a shabby chic Halloween theme ;)

  3. I have a shelf that I usually decorate or should I say that I used to decorate on a regular basis. It is decorated now, but with just a simple I love your ideas...and I like how you places artificial colored leaves into the glass vase...wella! no flowers needed. I will be certain to check back for more inspirational decorating ideas! Thanks


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