October 21, 2012

Transforming the garage for Halloween...part 1

Several years ago, when the Halloween party turned into a family-friendly party (complete with carnival games and a popcorn machine) we extended the party atmosphere into our garage.  In case you'd like to make your own haunted/castle-looking walls, here's an easy way to create a spooky effect with black plastic sheeting, a $ store mop and left-over house paint.

Supplies:   3 bags of plastic sheeting @ 10 x 25, $1 store mop, left over paint, and paint tray.
1. Give yourself ALOT of space to work on this project.  We opened up our plastic sheeting into the driveway.
2.  Be sure to weigh down the corners so that your plastic doesn't blow away and smear your paint (speaking from experience). 
Unfortunately it started sprinkling yesterday and some of our bricks are a bit drizzly looking.  Oops.
Here is a shot of the plastic sheeting in our garage, waiting to be hung with care.
A few sneak peeks  of the final result.

Believe it or not, we have lots more to unpack and set up around the house and garage.


The party countdown continues!

18 comments:

Lee said...

Looks like much fun will be happening in your garage!
Enjoy this gorgeous day!

ImagiMeri said...

I wanna' come play! How unfair that you live so far away.....pooh, pooh, pooh. Someday, when I grow up, I'm gonna' be independently wealthy and come play at your house.

Love ya'
Meri

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Incredible transformation, looking forward to the final reveal - the animated moving witches' boots are so cute!

Pam said...

Eeek! I love your dancing witch boots! The countdown is on and I can't wait to see it all pulled together.

Lynne said...

You make it all such fun . . . just as it should be . . . Dancing witch boots are having fun too!

chris mckinley said...

Oh, it looks like it's going to be a fun party!!!

chris

Donna W said...

What a fun and creative idea, Kim! It's all coming together spooktacularly!!!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Looks like you're going to have a blast! Thanks for sharing this technique!
Erica :)

Tammy's in Love said...

I'd like to volunteer to help work at the party NEXT year! I hope you can keep your brick wall, that's super cool! Looks like the 'many hands make light (or more) work theory going on there with dad and girl!

Jodee said...

You guys are sooo crafty and creative at your house! That will be the perfect addition to your party. Could you recycle it for next year? Just curious!

I can't wait to see more!

Love, love, love your dancing party boots! So cute!

vintage grey said...

Wow, so neat Kim!! xo Heather

Corey Moortgat said...

I want to come to your party! Looks like it will be so fun, and you're not even done decorating!

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh my goodness, you certainly put a lot of work into transforming your garage into THE most wonderful place to be on Halloween! By next year, Josie will be a pro at painting rock walls.

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

I cant even imagine how long it takes you guys to put all of this away each year..... It looks sooooooooo good though. Wish we lived closer to join in on the festivities :)

Nellie said...

I'd say "drizzly" bricks would be good for a spooky atmosphere.:)

xo Nellie

Cheryl G. said...

So brilliant!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's so much fun for everyone! WOW!

Life in Rehab said...

I LOVE your total commitment! You are just sooooo creative, so devious, and so artistic, taking simple splashes and conjuring up a mood! If you weren't so far away, Lady, it would be you, me, the girls and my van raiding the after-Halloween sales like mad women!