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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pottery Barn Inspired Halloween Tombstone Chalkboard

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Pottery Barn is a start for a lot of inspired creations. We love thumbing through the catalog or clicking on images over the computer. When October hit I knew it was time to change my decor into something spooky. I started with my mantle. It went from Fall to Spooky Halloween! I will reveal this on Friday.

In the mean time, I will show you how a little inspiration from Pottery Barn started me with an idea for my mantle change.


I recreated one of the pictures they had. I have a painting I did hanging over my mantle. There are beautiful warm colors in it that really stand out with my fall decor. But when I changed to Halloween it really didn't go.

It all was based on this guy.


The Headless Horseman....da da da daaaa!


I have a little trick that I have used before. I cover the painting instead of taking it down. It is fun to change things up with this technique.


I started with my painting.



I then bought some poster board in black and spray painted it with chalkboard paint.


I pieced together what was needed to cover the painting.

I then found some old barn wood that was needed to replicate the picture.


 I wrote on it with black Sharpie.

"Watch Your Heads"


I then wrote with white chalk like the Pottery Barn Picture.
Because my picture frame was shaped differently, I changed mine to fit better.

I omitted the "Welcome" and just wrote "To Sleepy Hollow"


I placed the board inside the frame and added some spider webs.

It is the perfect background for my spooky mantle.



I love the way it came out and how easy it was to do.

Oh yeah! Can't forget the cost. 

Posterboard $2
everything else I had on hand

Pottery Barn 
It is on sale for $149.99

You choose!

The inspiration:

Tombstone Chalkboard


Mine:


What do you think?
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8 comments:

Tammy @ Type A said...

i like yours better! love the frame, very cute project.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh now you've really touched this spooky girl's heart! I LOVE it!! (Then, again, I kind of a strange attraction to the whole headless horseman thing!) ;o) Awesome project Deneen! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Lesley said...

Funny stuff. "Watch your head" yuk yuk yuk

Rhissanna said...

Really cool. I love the piece of wood, it makes a perfect sign!

Sandy Michelle said...

What a cool project!!! Did you try the lobster tails at Carlo's? I did and they were heavenly! He wasn't at the bakery when I went, so I was glad to see him in my neck of the woods. Ciao!

Sandy xox

Robin said...

Very cool! My kids always want me to do spooky. I'm not very good at spooky. May have to try this.

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

Great knockoff! I like idea of covering a painting! Thanks for linking up this week! Sorry about my wonky button! The HTML was supposed to say height="150" width="200" instead of the other way around! Ooops!

Chris said...

Hi there, actually I like yours better too. You did a great job with very little cost. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris