Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Boo-tiful Makeover

Meet my ghost...


and his pumpkin...


Growing up, this little guy was my absolute favorite Halloween decoration.


He has an opening in the back so that you can light a candle and illuminate him and his pumpkin friend.



I couldn't wait until it was time to take him out of the holiday box and set him out on display.  

When I moved out to go to college, my mom sent him with me so that I would have a spooky little friend to light up my new apartment during the fall season.


Over the years, though, he's gotten a little chippy and faded, so I decided this Halloween it was time for a makeover!  


I pulled out the paints and went to work.


Now he's feeling much more BOO-tiful!

And his pumpkin friend is looking brighter too!


They both would like to wish YOU a Happy Halloween!


~ Nel ~

28 comments:

Lori said...

Great job, he looks so refreshed! :)

Geneva said...

I think he's smiling! You did a great job! Happy Halloween to you and yours too. ":o)

Teresa said...

Great Job Nel. You can tell by their faces that they enjoyed the makeover.

Happy and Fun Halloween!

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Sheri,

Wishing you too a happy halloween. That is incredible you saved your childhood halloween decoration. Enjoy it many more times, together with the fun memories of years past.
Love to you,

Mariette

magie said...

That little ghost is so cute (and his lil pumpkin friend). They look great with a new lick of paint.
Have a very Happy Halloween!! :)

Ginger Zuck said...

Boo-tiful! Nel, they are so cute together! Love them and happy Halloween to you too!

Cindy said...

Your ghost looks great after his makeover! Happy Halloween!
Hugs, Cindy

andrea said...

Such a cute little Charlie Brown ghostie! andrea@townandprairie

TARYTERRE said...

You breathed new life into that vintage Halloween treasure. Looks amazing. Happy Pumpkin Day.

Shirley said...

Dear Nel, I have his cousin in my basement. I came across him and a fellow scarecrow we painted back in the 80's..so cool...I love yours..enjoy Halloween..it's almost here..

Jewellery Bijou said...

This is so so cute!thank you so much for a nice comment!your blog is lovely!

Becky~ said...

Hi Sheri!Thanks for visiting my blog and always leaving the nicest comments my friend.Its nice of you,Happy Halloween!Blessings koukla!

Heidi said...

Hello Sheri,
I am glad you found my blog, thanks for your kind comments and maybe also becoming a follower. I am one of your followers now and will be back for more of your beautiful pics and postings. Love your ghost! Have a wonderful weekend...Greetings from Indiana...Heidi

forgetmenot said...

Amazing what a little paint will do--he and his pumpkin friend look great. We all have favorites from childhood that will never be replaced. Love that "spooky" last shot. Happy Halloween to you too. Mickie :)

M. said...

Oh, Nel, how crafty! You know I love a good craft project. He looks so fresh now. How awesome to have had this keepsake for so long! Wish you guys were here for Hallooween! Love, Mona

My Little Home and Garden said...

He looks very nice. Your spooky friend must be back such pleasant memories of your childhood. Happy Hallowe'en to you.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Oops! Make that "bring back".

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Nel,

Oh, he looks great!
All ready for another year...
Have a Happy Halloween!
All the Best,
Christine

karen - Simply Inspired said...

so dear... and i'm not scared at all... just smiling!
-xok.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

HI NEL!!!!!!!!!! Say hi to your dear mum for me; your SPIRIT is beautiful and lit up with joy. THANK YOU FOR VISITING ME SHERI DEAR! Anita

Janet said...

Thanks for visiting and leaving sweet comments! You have such a lovely blog! Happy Halloween!
Blessings,
Janet

NanaDiana said...

Hi- I'm not sure how I found you-but find you I did! I love your blog-it is all about home and family life. Love your BOOtiful freshup on your old friend. I am your newest follower and can't wait to get to know you better! Hugs from your new Midwestern (WI) friend- Diana

Marlene said...

What a great make over, he is super cute. Sending blessings from Miami.
xxx
Marlene

NanaDiana said...

I am SOOO glad you popped by my blog. I was sure I had signed up as a follower when I was here before...and I would have been sadly disappointed to have "lost" you in blogland! I think we are gonna be friends! xo Diana

NanaDiana said...

Just so you know- I clicked the button on the top that says FOLLOW 3 times and it still did not "take". But, when I went over to the Google Friends connect I could sign up to FOLLOW right away. Just thought you might want to know-

The French Bear said...

Wonderful job painting your ghost. I love bringing decorations out each year and remembering how special they are. Thanks for visiting me, I shall link up to your blog!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Anna said...

Amazing photos!

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Jann Olson said...

Your ghost looks SPOOKtacular! You did a great job. I have seen a ghost like this. Just can't remembeer who that i know owns it. Fun pics.