Halloween in the Dining Room

Hello awesome friends! Halloween is only a little over a week away so I thought it would be fun to take a tour of our Halloween dining room!

But first, I notified the winner of my CRAFT JUNK GIVEAWAY via email on Sunday and they have yet to respond! Please check your email as I will have to choose another winner if I do not hear back in within 48 hours!

Now we don’t normally do a whole lot of decorating indoors for Halloween. We usually keep the spooks outside. However, after putting up all of our outdoor decorations, I had an idea!

See the window to the left of the front door?

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That’s our dining room, and you get  a pretty good view of it at night when the lights are on and the shades are up so how fun would it be to decorate it too?

Maybe as a skeleton dinner party??

It’s hard to capture at night in photos, but imagine a flickering bulb in that window and the soft glow of candlelight. It’s pretty fun in person!

Come on in and I’ll give ya’ll a closer look.

Halloween dining room skeleton party from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

A few DIY projects happened to bring this space to life, including this wall decor:

Halloween dining room skeleton party from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

All were thrift store finds that I spray painted black. That’s the great thing about decorating for Halloween…just spray paint everything black! I ordered the faux candles on Amazon HERE and they’re perfect since they are on a six hour timer!

Halloween dining room skeleton party from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

 

Halloween dining room skeleton party from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

The floral centerpiece was another thrift store find and started out like this:

Spray paint creepified it perfectly. I sprayed an old vase gold and these flowers black to make a perfect centerpiece fit for a skeleton dinner party:

Spray paint old florals black for an easy Halloween centerpiece!

I left just a hint of color showing.

The table cloth is a Target curtain I found at the thrift store last year…

Halloween dining room skeleton party from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

I found the skeletons new at Target this year.

Halloween dining room skeleton party from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

This dress was a $2 thrift store score…a perfect fit!

The floral centerpiece started out like this: Spray paint worked wonders here too. I sprayed an old vase gold and these flowers black to make a perfect centerpiece fit for a skeleton dinner party:

I guess that means the rest of them are naked??

I raided our costume bin and found this feather boa…

The floral centerpiece started out like this: Spray paint worked wonders here too. I sprayed an old vase gold and these flowers black to make a perfect centerpiece fit for a skeleton dinner party:

and this wig…

The floral centerpiece started out like this: Spray paint worked wonders here too. I sprayed an old vase gold and these flowers black to make a perfect centerpiece fit for a skeleton dinner party:

Believe it or not, my Hubby had hair similar to that when we met!

To set the table, I used my holiday chargers and napkins, black plates from the dollar store, and these festive Halloween plates I bought last year.

Halloween dining room skeleton party from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

I spied these candelabras in a Micheals flyer that came in the mail and knew they would be perfect in here!

Halloween dining room skeleton party from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

They were actually part of their Halloween decor.

I kept my hutch simple just adding some spooky black fabric across the top…

Halloween dining room skeleton party from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

And I tucked a few indoor Halloween pieces I already had here and there.

Halloween dining room skeleton party from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

 

Halloween dining room skeleton party from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

I have a collection of these spooky photos I used for my mantel HERE several years ago.

Halloween dining room skeleton party from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

I used most of them outside, but tucked one in here.

You may remember this wreath I made from a cabinet door several years ago also:

Halloween wreath made from a cabinet door from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

You can see more of it HERE.

I added a small table in the corner to hold my lamp with the spooky bulb in it, this thrift store candelabra, and this fun skeleton hand that plays the piano…

That’s one good thing about having a furniture hoard…it works great at Halloween!

My staircase is also part of this space, so I had to give it some of the spooky treatment too…

Halloween dining room skeleton party from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

Between the dining area and the staircase is a doorway to our kitchen. I hung a black blackout curtain that I used to have hanging in our old house up there so it blocks out any light from the kitchen.

If you’re new around here, this is what my dining room looked like in the Spring:

Spring dining room from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

See…so I’m really usually quite normal. 🙂

It sure was fun to do this to it though:

Halloween dining room skeleton party from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

And that’s our Halloween dining room!

Halloween dining room skeleton party from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

I hope you got a kick out of it! It’s much cooler at night of course!

Halloween dining room skeleton party from confessionsofaserialdiyer.com

Next week I’ll share the outdoors.

Be sure to stop by on Thursday though…I’ll be sharing what I did with with this $60 painted dresser I scored at the Habitat Restore:

It looks pretty good here, but it needed some help!

See ya then!

XO,

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Comments

  1. Christina in SW FL says:

    Totally, wonderfully and elegantly creepy Christy! 🙂 Super job!

  2. Mary Kaiser says:

    Wow it is amazing, glad I haven’t been invited to that dinner table-LOL!! I couldn’t get the link in your e-mail to pull up, so I searched and found it on the internet. Nothing going to stop me from seeing your post, but it might others, you should fix it. So happy to know I still have a chance to win your craft goodies box!!

  3. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! Such fun!

  4. Love it. You do have an imagination for sure.

  5. This is one of the best things I’ve ever seen! I want to come to your house for trick or treat!

  6. Great job Christy. Looks awesome from the outside. I bet the neighborhood kids love it too!

  7. sharon austin says:

    OMG I’m a Halloween FREAK and I love, love, love it! Now I wish we had a window facing the road, dangit!! (Normally I like that we don’t bec people can’t see in) Plus we get no trick or treaters cuz we’re rural. ;( Side note: I can’t wait to see the dresser bec I have one almost exactly like it waiting for fresh paint in our garage!! I seriously mean, there’s very little difference between the two.

    • Oh yay!! I just LOVE Halloween too!! We never use our dining room anyway so this was a lot of fun to set up! See ya Thursday! XOXO

  8. Charles Millis says:

    Awesome job! Brings back the fun I had when I would transform my parents house into a haunted house. People would come with there video cameras to record the experience, would like to find some of those vcr tapes. 🙂 Thank you for sharing.

  9. Robyn Wright says:

    Awesome!

  10. omg what fun and creative – I had a skelton sitting but added
    webbing from his plate to him sitting so long waiting for his dinner

    what a wonderful project but then all you work is amazing

    • Thank you, Marilynn!! I debated whether or not to add cobwebs, but somehow I imagined the skeletons we’re living it up and still enjoying life LOL. Maybe I’ll have to add some cobwebs next year though! XOXO

  11. Debra A Wise says:

    So spooktacular Christy! I got such a kick out of it. Great Halloween decor! What did you serve your dinner guests…haha.

    • Ha ha glad you enjoyed it, Debra! Thank you! Good thing I don’t have any guests coming over for dinner, or they might be a little worried LOL! XOXO

  12. That is such an awesome idea! I bet it looks amazing from the outside. The kids (and their parents) are going to love your Halloween house.

  13. LeAnn J Hileman says:

    Excellent! I want to come to your house on Halloween!!!!!

  14. This is so much fun I love it. Wonderful job!

  15. Wow!!! I loved it all, you must be the coolest mom ever.👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

  16. Kathleen Hicks says:

    You did a crazy good thing-the kid will love it-adults also. Glad you able to fix the link.

  17. LORI Troxclair says:

    You have the cutest ideas & I look forward to every Tuesday & Thursday to see your newest creations!! Thank you so much for your inspiration to getting me to renovate items I buy at thrift stores !!

  18. Why I would say , “this is Spooktacular!!!!”…..
    This is too much energy for me to put out for Halloween….not a fav holiday in my book.
    A couple of pumpkins on the porch and a wreath on the door and call it a day.
    I’m grumpy I know!!!
    Addie

    • Ha ha hey that’s okay! Halloween isn’t for everyone, and who knows if we will continue when the kids are grown, but for now, it’s pretty fun! XOXO

  19. If I decorated for Halloween… you would be my hero! 😉 Oh, you still are one of my heroes! 😉 You are the woman! And, can’t wait to see the dresser… how pretty is that already!

  20. OH what fun,looks so creepy looking in from outside too. Best Halloween decoration I’ve ever seen. By the way what’s for dinner🕷🦂?

    • It looks so good in person at night with the lights flickering…wish I could capture that in photos! Thank you, Margie!! Oh and hmmm…whatever I fed them, I better not make that again lol! XOXO

  21. Fantastic! You always do everything the best. Those little Trick or Treaters are going to love it! What great fun!

  22. Sheila DelCharco says:

    Oh my! Creepy indeed! Can’t wait to see the outside!

  23. I just love it. We live way out in the country so we don’t get any trick or treaters. I can’t imagine how many people come back around your block to see if they really saw what they think they saw!! How about some bow ties to put around a couple of the guys necks?? This was very, very creative.

  24. blurooferika says:

    Fantastic! You go all out. it makes my head spin but I love it. Great for dining rooms that don’t see much use for sure. Happy halloween!

  25. Hi Christy!
    I loved seeing your spooky dining room! Super cool and so fun. Can’t wait to see the outside of the house next week. Halloween is the best!
    Chef Alli

  26. I love it!! I can’t wait to see the outside!
    Wish I had the energy to decorate for Halloween, great job.

    • Thank you, Cheryl! I have little energy left for Christmas because I use all my energy for Halloween lol! XOXO

  27. Bonnie Hipps says:

    Oh the powers of the mind and where they will lead us lol. Guess that is why I love the movie the Corpse Bride with Johnny Depp. Great imagination. my daughters and I have a tradition in the month of Oct we watch a scary or mind thriller every night till Halloween and finish that night with of course Halloween. We do the same thing with the month of December. Hugs……

  28. Sophie HOUTHOOFD says:

    ohhhhhh ! cela te plait de diner avec un squelette ! C’est morbide et pas digne de toi ! c’est de très mauvais goût…..

  29. HA HA HA! Love it!

  30. Marty Koons says:

    Amazing! Wow!!! I love it!

  31. Wow how clever and fun! Love the dining room guests in their finest clothes, the skeleton hand playing a tune, and every touch you thought of! That brings Halloween back to innocent fun, which I love. Good going, Christy!

  32. Janet McCarraher says:

    I am not a Halloween fan but you did a fabulous job! You just proved what I said to a friend of mine who is putting their house on the market. The decorator wanted certain items & I said to go to the thrift store & paint items to the needed colors. She spent $200 where she could have spent less than $20!

    • Thank you, Janet! Oh for sure… You could furnish your whole house for a fraction of the cost of buying everything new! XO

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