Friday, October 25, 2013

All Things Altered Blog Hop

Hello! Happy Firday! ...and welcome to my stop on the All Things Altered Fall/Halloween Blog Hop. If you have been hopping along then you just came from our fabulous host Pam at Scrapbook Flair. If you want to start at the beginning then click HERE!
 
A few months ago I got this castle from my friend. It was leftovers from her garage sale. I saw it and immediately had an idea..
 
I sanded it down, primed it and then with a little paint and texture medium...
 
The details:
I used the metal air duct tape that you would buy in a hardware store and adhered it to paper and then ran it through my the texture boutique. I then cut them into squares to form the shingles for my roof.
 
I painted bricks and stones on the castle.

 
I have it on my mantle as a Halloween decoration...
 
I hope that you have enjoyed my spooky little castle. Now hop on over to Barbara at Black Hole Art Studio and see what inspiration she has in stored for you!

40 comments:

  1. Fantastic, makeover, Christine, would much rather have that in my house, than the former, xxx

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  2. What a transformation! I love the tip for using the metal duct tape...so clever. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. that turned out great! I love the skulls on the flags!

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  4. Wow! that's quite the transformation. great job and very clever.

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  5. What a spooktacular transformation! I love what you've done with the tape!

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  6. That is awesome! Cutting and adhering all those squares for the roof look was a neat idea. Love how you took a girly project, altered it, and added to your mantle! It is great.
    Kristi
    kidshomelove at yahoo.com

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  7. Wow! I like that :) Now it looks much better! And the pink lights... great!

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  8. What a fabulously spooky alteration of a princess fairy castle to a macabre looking haunted house. Love it!! Got some great tips from you here, too. TFS

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  9. wow that is great. I don't think I would have ever thought to change a princess castle into a halloween decoration!

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  10. Very spooky-Love the brick and stone idea!

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  11. That's really cool! I love working with duct tape and your painted bricks are awesome! Great Halloween addition!

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  12. Christine, Loved the altered little castle! I too have had so many of the same ideas;intentions to alter stuffs that I have picked up at various yard sales; but ... always a little bit behind on the "doing" part but you have given me some serious inspiration to get going and make some yard sale alterations of my own!!!! Thank you for sharing on this fun new hop!

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  13. I love when you see things others have passed over and you turn it into something wonderful.

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  14. AWESOME!!! i LOVE how you transformed the cute castle into a super spooky one :)

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  15. What a perfect backdrop for your holiday mantle display ... fabulous idea!!! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  16. Fabulous remake of your castle,so love it and all the Spooktactular details. Thanks so much for being a part of the hop.

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  17. Great Job love the castle... Spooooooky

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  18. clever idea - what a totally new look for the palace of the sugarplum faery!

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  19. Love your creative recycling of another project to make your very spooky Halloween creation!

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  20. Love the revamp! So Creative and a great Find!

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  21. Love the texture on the roof and the "little girl castle" becomes a spooky one!

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  22. This is fabulous! We think alike-my mind would have went to a similar place when I saw the castle.Your makeover is superb-I really like the lighting effect!

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  23. Great castle.so much imagination.Perfect on your mantle............Tema

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  24. Very Sweet project, love the upcycling.....that's the kind of crafting I started with, grab what's handy and make something!!!! GREAT JOB

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  25. The bricks and stones look really good! A great idea for Halloween.

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  26. Never thought about repurposing a doll house front. Great creativity! Karen Seidlitz

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  27. This is a wonderful back drop! I can think of a couple of things to use this for! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  28. Oh my goodness is this ever awesome!!!

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  29. Very spooky and cool. Love the shingles!!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  30. this is awesome. Simple and easy. I love it!

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  31. Great way to repurpose that castle!

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  32. super upcycle, loved the metal duct repair tape use.
    ~C8>

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  33. very creative project and nice presentation on the mantle

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  34. That is so creative! Love the up cycled look!

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