I’m not one of those people you’ll find decorating my home at Halloween with anything gory, although I know the teenagers love it. I prefer the whimsical kid friendly version of Halloween, especially since I’ve got to look at it all day. And so do my little ones.
So yesterday, I sent my cousin and her husband off to the Russian River Valley to taste more wine. Healdsburg’s Dry Creek Road is a must see. Meanwhile, I kept all four of our kids with me. Together, we added some spooky decor to my home. We made our own black cat out of painted pumpkins, created an arachnid invasion on the mantle, and cast a witch’s spell on the front porch.
Come on along on the kid friendly tour. And get ready to get spooked !
I almost fell over backwards when I saw this key art all over Restoration Hardware’s latest catalog spread. How cool are these keys so beautifully framed?
What’s not cool (at least to me) is the price. At $199 dollars each for an 18 x 18 inch square, I had to choke a bit. You see, a few months ago I purchased some of these same skeleton keys for $2 dollars each at my favorite local salvage warehouse. I plan on featuring them in my ‘Home for the Holidays’ Etsy shop – coming later this month. I always thought they’d be so beautiful framed in a collection. So I laughed when I saw Restoration Hardware’s images.
Images via Restoration Hardware
A few days ago, I was doing some discount DIY framing, working on a photograph for my master bedroom. One of the other projects I finished was my own miniature version of framed skeleton key art.
These were so easy to make. The most difficult part is finding the right key. Luckily, I had my own stash.
Hi, I'm Kate from Northern California. I'm a bargain hunter, design lover, and incurable DIYer. I'm on a quest for diamond style on a dime, and I'm out to make my world fabulous, for less, one do-it-yourself project at a time. Learn more.