Home Sweet Home

My living room is still in the middle of being painted (yes, I am procrastinating because I hate painting walls) but I thought I’d show you around anyway. Here are current shots of my living room under one of my Mac’s newest filters, instant:

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I’m thinking about replacing those vases on top of the pillars with candelabras, what do you think? Then again I have candles practically everywhere. I have such a fascination with candelabras, though. I feel like I’m drawn to them… guess you could say I’m kind of like a moth to the flame. 😉

I like this set from Design Toscano (*) the only thing putting me off is the cherubs. I, of course, wish they were gargoyles instead. Another one I love from the same place is this one, which would go well in the kitchen or bedroom. If you ever want to buy me a gift. 😉

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I’m also seriously considering redoing my werewolf mount. I want him to look more menacing. That project took quite a while, I’m not sure if I’m ready for such a DIY commitment yet! If you’re interested on that guy, though, here’s a link to the tutorial.

The living room wall paint color I chose is “Blackberry Jam” in matte, I think the matte made all the difference. Check out that finish!

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I picked this up at a store called At Home; they had a bunch of dinosaur skulls on sticks as well that I almost bought. I’m a bit of a dino-nerd (or, at least I was when I was a child) but I don’t exactly have ample space to house a Jurassic skull collection at the moment. Bummer.IMG_3403

I have a china cabinet that holds a lot of spooky snow globes, and a few antique items. The spooky snow globes are my pride and joy; seeking them out and buying them makes me a very happy girl. Snow globes are another childhood obsession.

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Print: Saturn Devouring His Son by Francisco Goya

I have the highest concentration of spooky stuff in my living room because that’s usually the first place people go when they enter my home, and I’ve gotta make a creepy impression.

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Print: The Nightmare by Henry Fuseli

Besides my bedroom, I tend to spend the most time in my living room and choose to surround myself with scary things when I can so I work really hard on keeping that room frightful. The walls are painted a deep, matte purple (I still haven’t completed the painting, and I still haven’t figured out what to do with the ceiling. I kinda want to do a galaxy ceiling. But wow, tedious).

 

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I have an abundance of candelabras and candle stick holders.

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I have a set of these black skull candle holders that I got from HomeGoods last Halloween. Man, I cannot wait for Halloween season… I can’t be tamed.

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My hallway is a creepy place, too. It’s dark and weird, the entrance to my attic is black so when you look up during the evening it looks like it’s open. I like to tell my roommate’s daughter that the Babadook lives up there. I have candles in my hallway too; we rarely light them but when we do it’s because we’re listing to Funeral Dusk and wearing cloaks. Kidding, we haven’t gotten cloaks yet.

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Doesn’t every house have at least one creepy hallway?

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Do I look like the type of person to have any Pinterest-esque decor in my house? Well… I totally have one of those trendy chalkboard walls… it’s just done a little differently.

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My office has a nice built-in bookshelf that’s packed with books, somehow I’ve managed to carve out some space for a few IMG_3424knickknacks. The jar set might look familiar, they’re actually a DIY I did a few years ago. I set out to recreate the jars from Nightmare Before Christmas and I had a lot of fun with them.

My bedroom is a disaster right now so we’re going to leave that room for another day; however I do have my vanity set up in there and you can click right here to see it. I’m off to take a luxurious Lush bath, my muscles are sore from a hardcore workout. Have a good week friends! 🙂

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  • I love the idea of Candelabras! I can’t believe you made that werewolf!! It looks awesome!!

  • tianna

    wow love it! Love the gorgeous mantel and couch! Beautiful 🙂

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  • Melinda Mindi Pacheco

    Okay, so please come help me redecorate my home. PLEASE. I will pay you in lemonaid and cookies.

  • I am so jealous of your house. Please come help me! Also 35 votes towards candelabras just because they are pretty and their called candelabras. Candelabras all the way! But I also REALLY love the vases as they are so idk. I have zero sense of style so if I say yes I recommend doing the opposite.

    • Those vases have been with me for 6 years. I think it’s time they retire lol. And yes! werewolves for everybody!

  • I request a werewolf btw.

  • I would seriously pay you for a werewolf…

    • Making this one was so fun. I’d totally do it again… except the part where I was in a hot garage during the texas summer… but I’d totally do it again lol

  • Lisa

    Painting is terrible! Well for me not the painting but the prep and clean up! And I love the sofa!