And I turned the wood items into this pretty addition to my garden:
See more of that project HERE.
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I really love getting items that I can transform into completely new items!
This time was a bit more of a challenge. I was sent these two items from Shelly at Confetti Style:
The tray is metal, so there really wasn’t any way I could cut it up or turn it into something completely different, and since the paint was chipping pretty badly, I decided to create something for my Halloween display with it:
Fun, right? I used my Silhouette (I have THIS one) to create this. I made a “stencil” from contact paper. I would highly recommend not being so cheap like me, and using the real deal, transfer paper, for something this detailed. It took me a while to place all those tiny details by hand, but once I got it where I wanted, I used Rustoleum Spray Paint in Gloss White to fill in the stencil:
It adds a touch of whimsy to the spooky display below:
As you can see we go all out for Halloween around here! We are definitely the Halloween house in our neighborhood. Don’t let that spook you though, we do it up for Christmas too. 🙂
How about that other piece I received? I bet you can’t even see it in the photo above.
See it tucked in the back there?
Let me move a few things for you…
I tried SO hard to come up with a unique idea for how to change this thing up. Then I painted it to see if that would spark some creativity, but I just decided to add it to this vignette as is. It holds a couple of spooky pieces here perfectly…
And because I just painted it white, it will serve as a great storage/organization piece long after the cobwebs have been taken down.
Aren’t those headless images spooky? I actually found them on Pottery Barn’s site believe it or not! A couple of years ago, I did a knock off of their Halloween Mantel:
(See the full post HERE, including how I did it with thrift store and dollar store finds.)
They offered the images then as free downloads. Unfortunately they no longer offer them. Boo!
I still love to use them.
This table is set up under a portico that you walk under when you walk up to my front door, so it stays protected. And of course this guy watches over it too…
And here it is at night:
Here’s a few more I took while I was at it:
See how I made that standing Halloween sign last year and more daytime Halloween décor photos HERE.
In this one, I dragged that giant tree branch out of my neighbors trash pile…
(That skeleton’s head was broken off…but the effect here is extra spooky!)
On Halloween night, we really do it up. You can see what that looks like HERE.
Here’s a daytime image from last year…the fencing in the foreground holds in the ghouls in the graveyard!
I need to take some daytime pics this year.
So that’s it for this edition of Swap it Like it’s Hot!
But wait…don’t you want to see what I sent out? If you’re one of my regular fabulous readers, I know you do! 🙂
Here’s what I sent:
Visit Katie at Addicted to DIY HERE to see what she did with these treasures!
See all of the other creative bloggers we’re touring with this week at the links below:
If you missed what I made over last Fall for this fun series, here is what I got:
And you can see what I did with them HERE. 🙂
I’ll be back on Thursday sharing what I did with this dresser:
See ya then! 🙂
Update: See what I did with this dresser HERE now!
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