As we get ever closer to our annual Halloween Haunted Mansion we are putting the finishing touches on some of the larger pieces that require more work. I thought I would showcase some of the smaller pieces that decorate the walls and shelves and an update on a piece we did last year. The room… Continue reading Turning our house into the Haunted Mansion – Organ update, bat stanchions, and misc.
When I am at Disney World I can’t get enough Haunted Mansion. A trip into the Magic Kingdom would just not be the same without a cruise through Gracey Manor. I loved the addition of the gift shop, Memento Mori, just outside the attraction. For years there was not a lot of merchandise to be… Continue reading Turning our home into the Haunted Mansion – DIY Memento Mori Sign
The Nightmare Before Christmas has reached mythic fandom proportions. It has had a staying power longer than anyone could have anticipated or expected. The film had a modest budget but only made 50 million dollars when it was released in 1993 and was considered a modest success. That makes it the 27th highest grossing film… Continue reading Turning our home into the Haunted Mansion – Adding Some Nightmare
As you enter the gates of the Haunted Mansion you are greeted by the turquoise and bronzed patina of a foreboding sign that reads “The Haunted Mansion”. The sign is surrounded by sculpted leaves with a skull at the bottom and a horned monster head with two snakes at the top. I knew from the… Continue reading Turning our home into the Haunted Mansion – DIY Entrance Sign