A few weeks ago I was invited to be one of the designers featured at The Artful Table, a charity evening hosted by The Decorative Arts Center of Ohio. Proceeds from the evening benefit the center's art education program. Designers are left to their own ideas, no theme to follow, which was wonderful. I knew immediately I wanted to do Halloween but not orange, green or purple...and certainly not cute. I had toyed with the idea of Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven. Then, at the Country Living Fair, my friend Kathi from KD Vintage had these fabulous Poe inspired items she designed for her wholesale line of Halloween decor so it all just fell together a weekend before the event. Whew!
The beginning of the set up...my son and I, hauled these great old doors up to the Decorative Arts Center's back door and saw nothing but stairs....stairs, stairs and more stairs.
(actual staircase to second floor of The Decorative Arts Center, built in 1835)
He took one look and said "Uh...no Mom. No." LOL Thankfully we found an elevator and the doors JUST fit (at an angle, but they fit). Once we got them into the room we hinged them together to illicit a chamber door feeling. I have another pair and seeing the completed project I wish I had used all four and more branches. Enjoy!