Spooky Halloween Bookcase for under $20

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Our bookcase near our back door recently under went a spooky makeover for halloween. My son enjoyed picking through the old halloween decor and finding the crows. The picture is actually my grandfather, my mom’s dad. He passed away when I was 15 years old but I have many memories of him. He was a fairly quiet man and very conservative so this latest decor trend of a spooky bookcase involving him and crows may not be his thing as he looks down from heaven.ha

spooky halloween bookcase for under $20

spooky halloween bookcase for under $20

If you can believe this one, I took the doors off of a hutch that I am currently making new doors for. Doesn’t it look like you are looking through a window? I shopped our home for most of the items but did purchase the black net from Homegoods for $10. Places like Homegoods, TJMaxx, Marshalls and Target all have inexpensive fun halloween accessories to mix and match with what you currently already have. If you think about it, this bookcase has minimal elements added to it. The black spider net and crows are really the two halloween elements that stand out the most.
spooky halloween bookcase for under $20
The reflection in the picture looks so creepy with the bat shadows! I also purchased a set of flameless candles that fit inside the lantern.
spooky halloween bookcase for under $20
Our spooky bookcase built in for under $20 adds a fun halloween element to the corner of our family room. I had a little fun with halloween gadgets in my photoshop software. The vampire eyes & lighting bolt make my grandfather in the picture look a little freaky. He is either laughing or rolling over in his grave . See gramp, both you and gram have made the blog now.  Smile


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  1. {darlene} says:

    gramps, you are looking spooky! great job, Jessica!

  2. debbie--http://refreshrestyle.com/ says:

    Love your bookcase mantel! It looks really spooky!

  3. That is so awesome Jess! – that last pic is super creepy looking -i'm gonna have nightmares now – thanks roomie – LOL! are those the doors from your gram's hutch that you redid like a 100 times – ha ha!

  4. Cat Martin says:

    Can I say, it's very orginal, and love you used Gramps! And the decation was awesome! But really love the doors. Picnick is the best, last picture is GREAT!!!! I have to get busy taking pictures of mine….

  5. This is soo nicely done! I love this!

  6. To The Moon and Back says:

    very cool and original!

  7. Playing Sublimely says:

    So nice to meet you, love your blog :)!

  8. Shannon at madiganmade says:

    Your grandpa's picture is perfect for this vignette! Very spooky! Love it!

  9. Vivienne @ the V Spot says:

    That is awesome! I love that you used a vintage photo of your grandpa! Priceless. 🙂

  10. I got your comment :o) Sorry that my comments stuff was giving you trouble… not sure what's up! This, however, is crazy cool! I'll go be your 100th like on FB :o) Thanks for stopping my blog :o)

  11. Very spooky! Love it! Stopping by from {tattertots & jello}.

  12. Mandi@MandiBeingCrafty says:

    I love this! It is very spooky!!!

  13. Courtney ~ French Country Cottage says:

    What a great vignette~ I love your spooky bookcase!! Stopping by from FJ and following along- stop by and say hello and share at my weekend decorating party sometime too! 🙂

  14. All That Glitters says:

    This is so cool!!! I really love every thing!!

    Happy new follower!

  15. very spooky! and picnik's effects are so fun, aren't they? thanks for visiting my blog!

  16. Anonymous says:

    Oh my gosh -I found this from Beth's blog. This needs to be featured in a magazine

  17. Jessica @ Nuchey's Mommy says:

    @anonymous, thanks so much for your kind words! 🙂 Feel free to get it featured for me! 🙂 ha ha
    Jessica (Nucheysmommy)

  18. Ivy and Elephants says:

    Very cool! Never thought of just using the doors, hummm….Maybe I'll give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

  19. The doors on the bookcase was a great idea!

  20. Love this! I actually have a portrait of my great grandmother (a rather stern looking gal) in an oval frame that I’m thinking of using in my Halloween decor. Not sure how my Mom will take to seeing her Grandmere among the haunted objects, but we’ll give it a whirl. I enjoy seeing what you are up to, esp. since I am also in MA. Nice to see a “neighbor” in blogland. Regards, Jeanne

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