Halloween Built-Ins

I have been waiting for days for the light to be bright enough to take pictures of the little makeover our built-ins received for Halloween.

Have I mentioned patience is not one of my virtues?

At the rate I was going it was going to be Easter before I showed you the Halloween shelves. And, well, that wouldn’t be quite right would it?

So instead of grainy and dim, let’s call these photos moody and Halloween-esque. ūüôā

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Decorating mainly with stuff I¬†already had forced me to get creative – especially since I¬†don’t own an abundance of seasonal decorating items. Me and clutter are not friends. If you’ve known me for 5 seconds, I’m sure you’ve already come to that conclusion.

The things I bought this year were the real pumpkins and the black wire pumpkins for $12 total. Hey, big spender!

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I’ll use the the wire pumpkins next year and the real pumpkins will transition into Thanksgiving.

I don’t promise to take pictures of the built-ins for Thanksgiving¬†though…I probably really will have to wait until Easter for the light to be decent. HA! Come back summer!

The book covers were a super easy and temporary craft! They are simply made from construction paper and a colored pencil.

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My “fall” sign is made from a birch log that I repurposed. My daughter received it as a birthday party favor. If you stand the log upright it is actually a very cool pencil holder! I used the bottom of the log and marker to write the word fall.

I really wanted to use a wood burning tool to create this little sign, but alas, I’m going to have to ask Santa for one of those this year.
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I’m still infatuated with my Halloween ceramic crocks.¬†The black stripes are made from yarn. Since the “31” is written on a chalkboard label, I’m sure I can transition these cuties into Thanksgiving and maybe even Christmas? Who knows!

I don’t actually have a decorating plan for those holidays. One holiday at a time, people! That’s my motto.

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I’m sure I’ve told you about these pumpkin stands. They are are actually heart-shaped flower planters that my mom made EONS ago. Maybe 20 or 25 years ago?

My green thumb isn’t quite black…I’d call it grayish. So, I use these planters for everything besides growing plants.

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The photos of my children have nothing to do with Halloween. I just like their cute faces.

Oh, and these particular photos fit with my neutral color scheme as I was playing musical decorations. Keeping it real.

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I love built-in shelves and the character they bring to a home. However, I am also the type of person who looks at these types of built-in shelves and shudders a little inside because it means I’m going to have to put stuff on them and make it look good. Oh, and DUST all of that stuff. I am happy with how they turned out though! They bring in the season, but still maintain my need to keep things clean and simple. Win, win.

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