Yikes, fuzzy stock photo!
But what I had was exactly the same.
Here's where I decided to do:
I painted some (unused) aquarium rock darker gray.
I repainted the base and candlesticks and started adding on rocks
and a molded piece of polymer clay in the form of a gothic bat.
I changed out the old regular bulbs for way cooler flicker bulbs that look like flames.
I made larger rocks out of tin foil and paper mache. I made skulls and bones of polymer clay and added metal crosses.
I was going for a Dracula's Castle sort of look, after the vampire hunters had been there :)
Perhaps there should have been more blood, but I didn't want to overdo it.
I just love giving an old item a new and different life!