Dressing up my house for the holidays has not been one of my favorite things to do. No matter the holiday I just didn't like doing it. There could be a possible cause as I'm not a fan of primary colors and the holidays seem to want to be those colors. Christmas red and green, Halloween orange, well Easter are pastels, my theory might be a bit off.
I wanted some pumpkins in the house, specifically on my dining room table. Off to the dollar store I went cause I heard on blog land that they were only a .....dollar..... and that worked for me.
I bought 5 of them cause I like things that are displayed in odd numbers (really don't know why that is) So even though the color orange had made it into the Pantene color of the year (not sure what year that was) the orange wouldn't do for me.
My color scape for my home is robin egg blue, an earthy green possible could be called khaki and off white. So that's the colors the pumpkins would be.
I love to paint so I got out my craft paints and just did about 2 coats on each one two robin's egg blue, two green and one off white. I also painted the stem brown. Then I mixed some dark brown paint with 50% water and used that as my glaze. I dry brushed that on making sure that the crevices got a good dose of the brown. The only part I'm not liking is the seam that runs around the pumpkin but that's just me being picky.
I now have a fall decor that I can live with. I set them in a bowl on top of the table and as I walk by it, it's a reminder that it is indeed fall.
- My Great Finds by Linda
- My Great Finds is all about my love of treasure hunts and transformations. The hunts at garage sales, thrift shops, estate sales, flea markets and possible some dumpster diving. The transformations will show you how to give new life and purpose to an old item that has seen it's day.
1950's ammo boxes artist Before and Afters Black and white toile bleaching fabric booth burlap pillow burlap wreath Business business plan button magents Buttons on pillows Camera chalkboard chippy paint cover buttons craft shows Craigslist decoupage Dinerware dishes displays Dyeing fabric fabric Fabric buttons Fabric crafts Fabric dye fabric flowers Fabric glue Fabric Napkins fabric roses fabric trim farmers market farmhouse chic flea markets Flipping houses French Pillow garage getting started Gluing trim glycerin soap Goodwill Graphic Fairy Great Find great finds guest bathroom Halloween home selling Home staging Hotelware How to Inspired Iron On Transfer Knot On Main Street Les Brown Lesley Riley Liebster Award linen fabric magnets Making pillows man's shirt pillows men's shirts Moving On hand creativity one of a kind Painting paints Photography picture frames Pillow pillow covers Pillows Plan For Business plate decor platter decor product photos pumpkins Restaurant ware round edge pillow ruffles Salvation Army screwups selling your home sewing spray paint Square edge pillow tags Taking photos tea dye tea dying Thrift Store thrift store finds Thrift Store Shopping toile fabric Transfer Artist Paper tutorial vintage inspired wannabe water decals Where to Sell Wooden boxes worn fabric wreaths You can do it
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