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October 25, 2011

Garage makeover...

We've got a party deadline approaching and we're getting down to the wire with the garage transformation. 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 and left over paint.

Supplies: Black plastic sheeting (we used 2 bags @ 10 x 25), $1 store mop, old paint, and paint tray.

1. Give your self ALOT of space to work on this project.

Be sure to pick a rain-free day and clear off your garage floor. The plastic that we purchased was long enough that we had to spread it out into the driveway. Be sure to weigh down the corners so that your tarp doesn't blow away and smear your paint (speaking from experience).

2. Use your mop as a stamp and create rows of squares using the sponge and paint.

3. Don't worry about making your spacing even and then allow lots of dry time before hanging. As you can see, we tend to get the whole family involved in this project.

4. We have an unfinished garage and so we have several nails that hold up the plastic sheeting.

5. Add some fun lighting and a few props and you're all set with a fun backdrop for your party!

Happy soon-to-be Halloween!
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vivian said...

good way to have to clean up your garage huh!? you guys go soooo over the top! Its all awesome. I know your guests must look forward to coming every year. And the memories your kids will have.. "priceless!"
have a great week

Lee said...

Crossing my fingers that this week will be a good one for you and yours!
Did you get a chance to watch Martha last night?! Looked too spooky for young ones to me...but gave me some ideas. Now will I find the time....

Lynn said...

looks great!!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I just spent some time catching up with your last couple posts!!


Phenomonal decorating!!

I LOV it all. I can only imagine what it would be like to attend your party in person!! Fantastic!!


My Vintage Mending said...

Oh please tell me you save these so that you don't have to redo them each year. Although it does appear to look like everyone is having fun. I am pretending to be the neighbor looking out at you all work so hard! Smiles...Renee

Regina said...

Love this idea....thank you for sharing. It's going in my idea book for next year. My 8 yr old has requested to have a Halloween party next year and this would be perfect.

Hope yours goes Spooktacularly!!!! (is that even a is now..hehehe)

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

I wish I had a garage just so we could do this to it! Usch and inexpensive fun and great looking project to totally transfomr a space. I bet people have a blast at your parties!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I would love to hit your party. Amazing what you do. Did you see the Martha Stewart last night? She redid her garage and had some great ideas Martha would.

Cheryl G. said...

It looks so great! What fun!

Heather said...

What a fantastic idea! I can hardly wait to see everything else!

Pam Kessler said...

Looking spooky!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

That swiffer type technique for making the walls is perfect, I am kicking myself for not thinking of that for our little rapunzel turret. Absolutely brilliant!!

Jodee said...

That turned out fabulous! Do you guys sleep during the month of October?! Ha ha! Can't wait to see more!

Ann Butler said...

Awesome IDEA!

Courtney said...

I bet you guys are getting so excited about this weekend. I really wish I lived closer.