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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Cast an Eerie Glow

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Oct 1, 2015 11:59:55 AM
Cast an Eerie Glow

Halloween is a month away, but if you’re the party host this year, I encourage you to start making your decorations now. Do a little every week so you won’t be overwhelmed at the last minute. Set up a spooky corner with your handiwork, or decorate the buffet table.

I started decorating this niche with a framed picture, animal cage, pumpkin and an antique switch. The corner needed light, but not just any light.

I found this tall, frosted cylinder lamp at Goodwill for $4.99. It was brand new and even came with a light bulb. The frosted finish creates shadows and gives it an eerie glow.

I had a package of black bat cutouts and a black-lite bulb. It’s as easy as taping the bats to the inside of the lamp with cellophane tape.

Add the black-lite and turn down the lights. It’s perfect for creating a little spooky corner.

Topics: Halloween decorating, Halloween decor, Merri Cvetan, Halloween, home decor expert Merri Cvetan

  • Cast an Eerie Glow

    I started decorating this niche with a framed picture, animal cage, pumpkin and an antique switch. The corner needed light, but not just any light.

  • Cast an Eerie Glow
    I found this tall, frosted cylinder lamp at Goodwill for $4.99. It was brand new and even came with a light bulb.
  • Cast an Eerie Glow
    The frosted finish creates shadows and gives it an eerie glow.
  • Cast an Eerie Glow
    I had a package of black bat cutouts and a black-lite bulb.
  • Cast an Eerie Glow
    It’s as easy as taping the bats to the inside of the lamp with cellophane tape.
  • Cast an Eerie Glow

    Add the black-lite and turn down the lights. It’s perfect for creating a little spooky corner.