Halloween, minus the orange…

As I said in my last post, I was feeling way too orange with our Halloween decor and felt I needed to mellow it out a little. We just renovated the house and changed all of the wall colors more neutral and figured I would try something new and do the same with our Halloween decorating…

This is our entry table before….

And this is it now…

Several of the pumpkins I painted black ended up here (see previous post).

In the dining room, I used more of the painted pumpkins and a great old candelabra I found in Maine a few years ago, perfect for Halloween…

Here is our family room mantle before…

And here it is now…
I actually have had the old barn door sitting in our basement for about a year just waiting for the perfect opportunity to use it. It was a “freebie” when we bought the barn wood we used when we renovated our basement.

Using the wood gives a warmth to an otherwise all black set-up…

I found this great wooden tray at a yard sale this summer and felt it was a great opportunity to work with the warm wood tones again and balance them with the white baby pumpkins and the galvanized metal of the watering can.

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26 thoughts on “Halloween, minus the orange…”


  1. Hi! Thanks for your comment on my blog- I had to come and check you out. {love what I see!}. I'm your newest subscriber!I'm going to go read your older posts now!

    Thanks Again,


  2. nice ideas I wish I thought of them i love the way the paint sparks the decor of your beautiful house
    the fire place is beautiful

  3. Hi Laura! It was great to meet you at the show on Saturday. Love your Halloween decor! I'm your newest follower!

  4. Visiting from Shabby Nest..and wanted to tell you I love your what you did with your mantle! New follower too!

  5. I LOVE the wooden box and all the natural decor in it. And it still looks very Halloween-y without the orange =)

  6. I love your style and these pics. Thanks for sharing. I'm working on my back porch today and found some inspiration here. Beautiful.

  7. Laura, This is so beautiful!! I really love how everything turned out, and although I agree that orange is the classic halloween color, hello, too much of it is no longer good. It like zero fits on my decor, so looking at this just made me realize how fabulous everything can look even minus all the orange, lol. You did a great job, and I'm glad to have found you. I am hosting a great weekly party, and a halloween one **6 weeks 2 Spook**, I would love for you to share this project over at the halloween one, but any other projects are ALWAYS welcome at **Amaze me AUgust** my weekly one. Hope to see some of your fabulous creations there soon. Thanks Bella 🙂

  8. Absolutely love this. LOVE the trees… where did you get them? I would like to copy this but have no idea where you would find something like that….?

  9. Shelley,

    Thanks for your comments! Your profile does not have your email, so hopefully you get my response here! The smaller trees I got at Homegoods last year but they probably have similiar ones this year. The big one I got at a craft sale, but if you keep your eye out, you might be able to find some. You also can use plain branches spray painted black which really looks great. Good luck!

  10. I love the barn door with the wreath and all the black touches throughout! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your lovely decorations with us!

  11. Very chic! Love the candelabrum from Maine — spooky all by itself. I think you've done a very effective Halloween theme .. without orange!

    Came here from Beth's mantel party — do you have her link in the post?

  12. I love, love, love your mantel. The barn door with the black feather wreath is to die for. And the trees. Sigh!!! I want everything.

  13. I LOVE your mantel. It's the perfect. Rustic. Festive. Thanks for linking to the DIY Fall Festival! I'm going to include a link in this week's highlights. 😉

    Happy Fall!