A Little Halloween Crafting

I had picked up these vintage fire extinguisher holders at auction because I thought they had awesome potential… I sold about half of them “as is” (at Lucketts) so I decided it was time to dress a couple of them up for Fall!

They are painted pine and the smallest ones are 21” tall… I just love them!

Here is a “before” shot of them hanging out at Lucketts just waiting to be snatched up!

Fire extinguisher holders

I’m using one of the many hurricane lamps I have on hand and my Silhouette machine to cut out some cute Halloween inspired vinyl…

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This is the first piece I set up and have already “weeded”, as I am putting it on the front of the glass so there was no need to reverse the “Boo”.

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Here it is after I applied it to the glass… which I would like to add is not so easy on a convex surface like these lamps, but I got it done…

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I painted the fire extinguisher holders in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint “Barcelona”, which to me is the perfect shade of orange for Halloween… I then lightly distressed and waxed them.

I spray painted the outside of the lamp in flat black paint (two light coats) and then removed the vinyl. I cut out some chalkboard vinyl bats to apply to the back of the stand… I think they are so cute and as bonus you can write something on them… if you wanted to!

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Here is another one I did but the skull & paint went on the inside of the lamp. I used the same process that I used on my decorative plates  but I didn’t age the mirror paint. I think it needs some sort of “warning” above the skull but I haven’t quite decided yet… maybe “Beware”?

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By the way I am using a LED candle in these… I would not recommend using a real candle as I am not sure that the paint would react well to the heat… so much safer this way anyway!

So I love them… what about you?

Thanks for stopping by and checking them out!

Until next time…

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Chic on a Shoestring

About Susan @ Uniquely Yours or Mine

Hey there! You want to know more about me? Well here's a little bit... I'm the lucky wife of a Super Awesome Husband (SAH) and a mother of 3 wonderful girls. We moved to Louisville, KY in 2013 from Richmond, VA where I was refinishing, repairing and painting furniture as a serious "hobby". Since moving I have been spending most of my time designing and updating our new-to-us home, but I do enjoy getting out and exploring my new town as much as possible!

Posted on September 5, 2012, in Decorations and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Janet L Santiago

    WOW! I remember when we picked them up. What a great idea.

    Janet

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  2. Very cute. I like them a lot.

    Cynthia

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  3. Boo to you, too! These are cute.

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  4. Super cute! I love decorating this time of year 🙂

    xoxo, Tanya

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