September 13, 2012

Pumpkin Painting - Fall Decorating Ideas

I spent yesterday painting a few pumpkins for my fall mantle.  I purchased some faux pumpkins from my local craft store so I could use them for more than one season.  I love the chevron pattern, but I didn't necessarily want to paint an entire pumpkin chevron, so I taped of the center of this pumpkin with masking tape in a zig zag pattern all the way around.



I painted the top half with Martha Stewart Metallic gold.  I applied the paint with a sponge brush.  The first coat of paint was pretty thin so I opted for a second coat after the first had dried.


After painting the pumpkin with two coats the gold was much more prominent.  


The gold was a bit too yellow for my preference so after removing the tape from the pumpkin I brushed a brown antiquing glaze over the entire surface.  I love the final look.  


I am working on a couple more pumpkins and decorating my mantle for fall.  I will share the finished mantle with you tomorrow...

Until next time...


I am sharing this post at the following parties -


Two Succulent SistersFunky Junk's Sat Nite Special  My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

22 comments:

  1. I LOVE the way that looks! It's so elegant and beautiful ... great job!

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  2. Gorgeous - nothing like a little bling to transform a pumpkin!
    Kelly

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    1. Yep, I love me a little bling :) Thanks for taking the time to comment!
      Blessings,
      Diana

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    1. Thanks Megan. I appreciate your compliment :)

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  4. Love your idea for the chevron pattern. It looks beautiful. Found you through Pimp your Pumpkin! Lots of fun pumpkins!

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    1. Gail... I agree there are lots of fun pumpkins on Pimp your pumpkin! Thank you for the compliment!
      Blessings,
      Diana

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  5. Loving the painted pumpkins. Would you be willing to add your pumpkins to our Pumpkin Linky Party? It's on for a whole month. Add as many links as you like. Hope to see you. Linda

    http://twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com/2012/09/thirty-days-of-pumpkins.html

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    1. I added my pumpkin to your party. Thanks for the invite :)
      Blessings,
      Diana

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    2. Thanks for linking. You helped make our PUMPKIN PARTY special. Linda

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  6. I think this turned out great! I'm a new follower of your blog and I've featured this project on my blog for painting pumpkin inspiration! http://glamorousbride.blogspot.com/2012/09/painted-pumpkins.html

    -Fotini

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    1. Thank you for the feature :) Blessings, Diana

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  7. I like this because it reminds me of CHarlie Brown and The Great Pumpkin!

    Linking from Debbidoos,
    Ricki Jill

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    1. Ricki, I have such fond memories of that cartoon!!! It's amazing how one comment can bring back a flood of memories :) I used to get rocks in my trick or treat bag from a neighbor (although I never knew who was giving them to me until I was much older). Getting those rocks was the highlight of my day... Then years later I gave rocks to a friends kids for Halloween. They too got a huge kick out of it. I actually saved some of my Halloween rocks for many many years because they held sentimental value :) Thanks for the comment... It made my day!

      Blessings,
      Diana

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  8. i absolutely love this, and plan to try something for this halloween! thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. You are welcome :) and thank you for the compliment!

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  9. You have completely changed it and made it very beautiful and attractive. Great work! Can you share something about interior painting?

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    1. I am just starting a master bedroom makeover. There will be allot of interior painting in the bedroom makeover. I will be posting updates on it soon. Blessings, Diana

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  10. I really love this idea! SUCH a cute chevron pumpkin! I did a pumpkin round up on my blog, and featured your idea as one of my favorites: http://justawhimsicalworld.blogspot.com/2012/10/pumpkin-round-up.html

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  11. Love this. Kinda a Charlie Brown look:) Pinning! Following your page now. Follow me too at www.sewsweetvintage.com and share a facebook like to my box there:)

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    1. Thanks for the follow :) I just popped over to your blog and am following you too... Blessings, Diana

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I love all of your comments and I read every one... I'd love to hear from you!

Blessings,
Diana