Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Halloween Wreaths

I love Halloween decor!
These are some of my favorite Halloween wreaths I pinned recently.
See my huge Halloween decor folder on Pinterest here.

My plan for this year was to craft lots of Halloween decorations.
But it's not happening because of my painting the living room project.
I just finished the first of two coats of cutting in on the tray/pullman ceiling.
This involves being on a ladder very high up and moving it every three feet around the room.
Up and down, up and down...move it around.

That takes like four hours to go around the room.
One more time around and then I can get out the roller and roll the walls and I'll be done.

I had hoped it would be done by now...so I could decorate my mantel for Halloween.
It might still....we'll see. 

I'm also dog sitting.

A teeny tiny chihuahua for a girl at work.

This was a mistake.
She is so small...one wrong move and she is toast.

That one wrong move being a chomp from Sally, I fear.

So I am dog juggling this week.

The little one is spending lots of time in the hall bath.

Which she doesn't like.

Violet is fine with her. She could care less.

Franklin is sweet with her.

Harvey was surprisingly aggressive but has since given up on being mean.
I guess it was too much effort because he's been nice all day.

Sally, doesn't seem to know what she is.

Granted, she doesn't look much like a dog or act like one. 

Sally hasn't been aggressive at all...but I am not taking any chances.
Because Sally is a maniac.

So...I'll be dog juggling the rest of the week. 

The reason I took her was the owner was going somewhere where there was 
a huge mean cat that might eat her.

I volunteered to babysit without thinking this through.

She is so small...I think my dogs think she is a gerbil. 

Like she is four pounds soaking wet.

I might have a photo of her later in the week...if she survives.

I am kidding but I'm thinking she was better off with one cat than four dachshunds 
that think she is a rodent.

Back to my painting. 
I am getting so excited to be on the last bit of the final coat of cutting in.

I'm loving the color with my fireplace. I'm loving the color...with everything.

Color is Shoji White by Sherwin Williams.

I'm going to finish it up and pull the living room back together and then I'll paint the dining room.

I don't expect the dining room to be any where near as time consuming.

I painted the living room 8 years ago shortly after I moved in and I remember it was a chore
but Mom helped me too so it didn't take this long. 

Oh...well I'm almost there....

Here are the Halloween Wreaths I haven't had time to make.


Scribbler said...

Thanks for hosting the party! I love the mask in this post.

Debra@CommonGround said...

I love them all, but my fave is the rolled paper with the vintage graphics. Please don't overdo it on the painting, and be careful. I know it's going to look fabulous!!

Mari said...

I think they are all beautiful. But I love the mask it's just so different ;)


Unknown said...

Oh Nita, such great ideas. Very unique. I'm late to the party this year, but my wheels are spinning for next year.

Debby said...

My knees would be shot for going up and down the ladder. My house needs a lot of paintng inside. Plus heights freak me out. I can't wait to see it finished.
Fun wreaths. I did a half kinda job decorating this year. Oh well, better than nothing.
Happy Halloween (((((HUGS)))))

Cindy said...

I like the Spooky one with the tree in the middle, they were very creative, whoever made that one.
The little Chihuahua that you are sitting sounds like my g'daughters. She weighs four pounds and has long reddish brown hair, she resembles a fox, she is a Chihuahua Terrier cross, she's very cute.
Have fun with the painting, I wish I lived close, I would come over and help you paint. I enjoy it.
Hugs, Cindy

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

They are all great, but my favourite wreaths are the one with the rolled paper and the last all black and white one. Maybe I should have redone my Halloween wreath this year, after all...

Cindi Myers said...

OMG Nita. (shaking my head)
They should have brought you a little crate. Some place to keep her safe and a familiar place to sleep.
I had someone who boarded their dog with me at the clinic, ask me if I could watch her at my own home but I said No! I said she was just too small. (under 4 lbs) but then a year later they GAVE her to me. Yep, my little Poppy (used to be Mellie). Poppy definitely knows how to navigate around here now! LOL!
Anyway....good luck with the painting. and I LOVE the wreath with the mask. It's so unique!

Unknown said...

I can't wait to see your new paint color. I just finished painting our bedroom and we had new carpet installed on Monday. No time for blogging this week.
Your doggy visitor sounds adorable. Four pounds is so little.
Have a great week.