Thursday, September 30, 2010

Halloween, minus the orange...

As I said in my last post, I was feeling way too orange with our Halloween decor and felt I needed to mellow it out a little. We just renovated the house and changed all of the wall colors more neutral and figured I would try something new and do the same with our Halloween decorating... This is our entry table before.... And this is it now...
Several of the pumpkins I painted black ended up here (see previous post).
In the dining room, I used more of the painted pumpkins and a great old candelabra I found in Maine a few years ago, perfect for Halloween...
Here is our family room mantle before...
And here it is now...
I actually have had the old barn door sitting in our basement for about a year just waiting for the perfect opportunity to use it. It was a "freebie" when we bought the barn wood we used when we renovated our basement.
Using the wood gives a warmth to an otherwise all black set-up...
I found this great wooden tray at a yard sale this summer and felt it was a great opportunity to work with the warm wood tones again and balance them with the white baby pumpkins and the galvanized metal of the watering can.
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25 comments:

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I love it, I love it, I LOVE IT!!!!!!!

Here is my Show n Tell link

Sheila @ Dodging Raindrops said...

Looks great!

Kendall said...

Hi! Thanks for your comment on my blog- I had to come and check you out. {love what I see!}. I'm your newest subscriber!I'm going to go read your older posts now!

Thanks Again,
Kendall

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michaela said...

Super cute!

meghan said...

nice ideas I wish I thought of them i love the way the paint sparks the decor of your beautiful house
the fire place is beautiful

Michelle Cooke said...

Hi Laura! It was great to meet you at the show on Saturday. Love your Halloween decor! I'm your newest follower!

Lindy said...

Love your mantle and I love that box on your table filled with so many cool things. You have a great blog!

Mikey said...

Simply "Boo-tiful"!!! Spectacular Halloween display.

Natalie@Endless Crafting said...

Visiting from Shabby Nest..and wanted to tell you I love your what you did with your mantle! New follower too!

Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup said...

I LOVE the wooden box and all the natural decor in it. And it still looks very Halloween-y without the orange =)

Erin@likegrandmas said...

I love it all! Looks great!

Vicki said...

I love your style and these pics. Thanks for sharing. I'm working on my back porch today and found some inspiration here. Beautiful.

Creative Ambitions said...

I love your mantel and the tray! They look great! LOVE the barn door... perfect place to display!

Julia said...

I love it...and the tray is fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration!

~Julia

Bella said...

Laura, This is so beautiful!! I really love how everything turned out, and although I agree that orange is the classic halloween color, hello, too much of it is no longer good. It like zero fits on my decor, so looking at this just made me realize how fabulous everything can look even minus all the orange, lol. You did a great job, and I'm glad to have found you. I am hosting a great weekly party, and a halloween one **6 weeks 2 Spook**, I would love for you to share this project over at the halloween one, but any other projects are ALWAYS welcome at **Amaze me AUgust** my weekly one. Hope to see some of your fabulous creations there soon. Thanks Bella :)

Cory and Shelly said...

Absolutely love this. LOVE the trees... where did you get them? I would like to copy this but have no idea where you would find something like that....?

Finding Home said...

Shelley,

Thanks for your comments! Your profile does not have your email, so hopefully you get my response here! The smaller trees I got at Homegoods last year but they probably have similiar ones this year. The big one I got at a craft sale, but if you keep your eye out, you might be able to find some. You also can use plain branches spray painted black which really looks great. Good luck!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

I love the barn door with the wreath and all the black touches throughout! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your lovely decorations with us!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Very chic! Love the candelabrum from Maine -- spooky all by itself. I think you've done a very effective Halloween theme .. without orange!

Came here from Beth's mantel party -- do you have her link in the post?
Cass

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love, love, love your mantel. The barn door with the black feather wreath is to die for. And the trees. Sigh!!! I want everything.

Pearl Maple said...

nice!
love your creative and restrained use of colors (other than orange)

The DIY Show Off said...

I LOVE your mantel. It's the perfect. Rustic. Festive. Thanks for linking to the DIY Fall Festival! I'm going to include a link in this week's highlights. ;)

Happy Fall!

Roeshel

The Soladay Family said...

Love the color combo! I did a black and white too!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for commenting! I really love your decor and really need the inspiration for my new-to-me house!

Primitive Echoes said...

Wow I seriously love your halloween displays. they are amazing.
thanks for sharing.
Kat