Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Creepy Hollow Inn....Sign Of The Times

Just thought I would pop by and share
 my new spooky with you.
We decided to expand our horizons
 and become Inn owners!

Creepy Hollow Inn!

I saw a few of these sign designs on Pinterest and loved them!
I knew this would be the perfect display to let our
 guests know they had arrived at their destination.

Now I can't seem to get rid of the birds.

Most of this was built with scrap wood.
  The post is from our old bed frame from over five years ago.
  Hoarding has it's place!

 I mixed a few tablespoons of white Thinset (tile Mortar)
into a yogurt container half full of acrylic paint.  This stuff mixes
 up gritty but seems to stick to anything. 
It's called "Creepier Than Chalk Paint" and is
great for the underworld and haunted houses.

 I built the sign using cutoffs from our new Master Bedroom Project.  I still have a pretty good supply of scrap tongue and groove boards left too!

A good slather of red paint was poured in my hands.  I rubbed them together and then....
I grabbed on for  life.......

and I grabbed on a little more, and then more again!

 Using Microsoft Word, I created a sign which (WITCH) 
 was laminated to keep it safe from the snow we had last night.

I had to break down and buy a buck worth of chain. 
Lazy me took a shortcut as I only had a short piece of 2x2. 
 I cheaped out on the base and it was somewhat tippy.
  When the sign was hung, it became more unstable. 
 Below you will see the proper base.  Cuz its all about the base!
It stands proudly, without tipping now!
Reservations are now being accepted but we are totally
 booked for the next few months.
Like I said, I can't get rid of those birds.



  1. Haha! This is bloody brilliant! In more ways than one!! :) Awesome!


  2. Get out!!! You had snow already?! Yikes! You sure went all out with that welcome sign. Perfectly creepy!

  3. This is spooktacular! Post, sign, birds, oh and the creepy paint, I gotta try that recipe!

  4. That is so cute! Or should I say spooky? LOL! ;)

  5. Ohhhh! I love the bloody hand prints. You are too much fun. I'm not going to tell you how well we decorated for Halloween this year....here's a hint, you'd be terribly disappointed in me.

  6. You've got me scared!! I can't believe you envisioned this creepy Halloween sign from scrap wood and a bed post. Love your spook-chalkular paint recipe, too!!

  7. The bloody prints is a great touch! I wouldn't have thought about putting those on there. I love how you hoard your scraps. My husband gets so irritated that I do too, but hey, you never know when you are going to be inspired to create a freaky sign like this with them! Great job!

  8. Doggone it, we already have reservations elsewhere! But if those fall through, at least now I have a backup! I'm not the creepy and ghoulish-type Halloween decorator (mine is so very tame), but I can certainly appreciate the "creepy" factor!

  9. I love this sign and I'm glad you posted about it! I'm also glad I made my reservations early LOL! I think I want to make a Christmas sign using your design. So cool!

  10. What a great idea! Especially the bloody hand print!


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