Black is the new orange! At least, that's what I'm thinking after looking at this pretty gothic tablescape by crafter extraordinaire Lia Griffith. It seriously makes me want to pick up a can of spray paint.
For her centerpieces, Griffith collected random vases, glasses, and crockery from thrift stores. Then, she gave each piece a few coats of matte black paint to unify them.
Griffith says you should know the following two things:
- The more details (nooks and crannies) the vessels have, the creepier they'll look covered in black.
- Once painted, items are no longer food-safe, so don't paint your plates! Instead, complete your place settings with something like a set of Black Organic Dinnerware from Cost Plus World Market.
Other creepy elements on her table included vintage candlesticks, baskets, and gauzy cheesecloth squares as "web" napkins. Plus, check out those metallic paper spiders and paper flowers, both of which up the spooky factor.
If this is what the dark side looks like, I think I'm crossing over for my next Halloween dinner party.
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