love, Glamma Fabulous aka
"The Halloween Queen"
Every Queen Bee needs a throne! I have always wanted to glorify this seat of Kings, but could never seem to find the right objects to do so. But, just last week while I was browsing thru "Hobby Lobby" (THE BEST CRAFT STORE IN AZ) and came upon this crown. At the time, all wall hangings were 50% off and the front was also damaged so I asked for a little more off. (I am getting much more ballsy as I get older) Anyway, the crown was perfect except for the color. I have silver hardware in the black and white bathroom so I spray painted the crown and the plastic tassels a silver chrome. The tassels are Christmas ornaments that were also half off at the time. I then took the crown and on an old wooden shelf, traced inside the crown. I used my jig saw and cut the piece out, then spray painted it the same glossy black that I painted the chest and mirror with. I found this great fabric at "JoAnns" that is heavy and has velvet flourishes on it for the curtain (used my 40% off coupon). I did not sew one single stitch, but used hemming tape to finish off the raw edges, attach the fringe and make a hem at the bottom. I then stapled the fabric to the wood board and used "L' shaped hardware to attach it to the wall.
My dilemma: I think the white wall inside the curtains needs something, any ideas???
I copied an idea out of this seasons "Martha Stewart" Halloween magazine, and downloaded Edgar Allan Poe's poem of "The Raven". I deleted all of the poem except the first few lines and changed the font to good ol' blackladder. I then got out an old ink well from my Chinese Watercolor class supplies and poured the rest in a puddle to make it seem like suddenly Poe had to get the heck out of his office! I cut the tip of a black feather to look like a pen and laid it along side of the poem and of course the scenario would not be complete with out the "Raven" looking on......
Oh, I also made a new label for the ink bottle that has a wonderful skull and crossbones and a poison caution on it.