October is here and it is time to showcase our home all dressed up for Halloween! Despite haunting local antique malls, I’ve bought very little fresh decor this year, but that’s fine! The few items we did acquire bring me so much joy, including a fabulous vintage blow mold owl that has been on my unicorn list for a few years now, and a wonderful hand painted Andy Anaheim sculpture from Kevin & Jody.
When we bought our house I simply adored the vintage AC unit that was in the living room, but over the years it kind of became a thorn in my side with regards to decorating for the holidays. Well, earlier this year we finally bid farewell to it, and had it yanked out. We also decided it was time for some color in the living room and painted one wall the same green as the newly built hallway wall. We also got rid of the crown molding, making it easier for my Command Hook cheat to hang paper Halloween decorations.
You might also spy we FINALLY have a new front door! I never cared for the front door that was on the house when we bought it. Shortly after buying the house I was curious to know what it looked like prior to the changes that were made to put it on the market, so I Google Street Viewed our home, and lucked out! Google hadn’t been by since the changes, and the front door looked original, featuring a diamond pane window, so it became my mission to track down an identical door. After striking out a few times, I was overjoyed when my friend, Danielle, sent me a Facebook Marketplace listing of a door just like what I was looking for, and it was the right size and orientation, and was only $100!! It had so many layers of paint on it, and Patrick worked hard to strip, sand, and repaint it. I decided to add a curtain, which can be changed out for the holidays.
Colonel Whiskers was a little camera shy this year, not happy until his haunted hotel was brought in. Houdini wasn’t camera shy at all. He thinks Halloween is a holiday dedicated to him! But who can blame him with all of the black cat decorations!?
Have you decorated your home for Halloween yet? Looking for tips on how to decorate using vintage Halloween decorations without damaging them? Check out this blog post!