October 4, 2011

Turquoise and White Pumpkins

I know that white pumpkins aren’t anything new but how many of us have seen a turquoise pumpkin?    Well, now here’s your chance to see one! 

 

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I know!!!!   Don't you just love it!!!??   Since turquoise is my accent color in the sunroom I took some craft paint and painted over one of the cheap orange pumpkins from Wal Mart

 

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I even like the way some of the orange shows through….

 

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I put it on my chippy turquoise table and love the way it pops against the whites & creams

 

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I also wrapped the stem with twine

 

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That’s all I did in the sunroom but I think it makes a HUGE statement…..my neighbor came in and saw it and had a fit!

 

Now there’s nothing new about white pumpkins so I took another one of my Wal Mart pumpkins and sprayed it gloss white

 

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I started out painting it with white craft paint but for some reason it just wasn’t working.    So I took it outside and held the stem with a gloved hand and sprayed away!    It took a couple of coats and it’s not perfect, there are some runs (and hot glue strings) but I think its beauty is in its imperfection

 

Get ready for an overload of pictures….I couldn’t decide which way I like it best….

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On top of an old scale

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or by itself….

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(Maybe one of these days I’ll get around to adding pictures to my frames)

 

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I added some moss to the “neck” to cover where I got some overspray on the stem

Both of these projects were quick, easy and inexpensive that anyone can do

Best of all, I can use these again next year if I want to or change the color again

I hope my little pumpkins show that you don’t have to go “all out” to get a “WOW” factor!    Sometimes less really is more (at least that’s what I keep telling myself!)

 

Linking up with:

Centsational Girl

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays

28 comments:

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

They both look great Judy...love how you added the moss and twine. Now that table is so darn cute!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Betsy said...

I love your turquoise pumpkin and never would have thought of this. Very clever!!

NanaDiana said...

Judy-Those are just darling...and I love the way the one picks up the turquoise in your table. The glossy one looks like porcelain now! I think I kind of like it-stand alone-but it is cute on the scale too! Pictures in those frames?...nah! xo Diana

once in a blue moon said...

love your turq punkin!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Judy, I so love the turquoise pumpkin! Such a fresh take on the traditional!! It is just such a refreshing pop of color against the neutrals in the room. Very pretty!

Granna said...

How clever! I would never have thought of spray painting pumpkins...duh!!

My Many Moments said...

How crafty! They turned out great! the twine finishes perfectly. I am trying this for sure!

JunqueMagnet said...

Love how you covered the stems.I am ALL FOR aqua pumpkins.Why on earth not!Enjoy and thanks for sharing.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

The turquoise pumpkin looks so amazing. It says coastal to me!!

Vintage Home said...

they look so good!!!!

Simply LKJ said...

Love how they turned out!!

Dirt Princess said...

Love them. I like the high gloss on the white one!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Judy I love that little table and the vignette is beautiful! Martina

Olga said...

Judy,
I love the pumpkins! Great idea! I wanted to invite you over to my blog. I borrowed one of your ideas of putting a lamp and books into small chest or box. They came out so nice and I've gotten so many compliments. Thanks
Olga

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Marigene said...

I love the aqua pumpkin...great accent piece!

Carrie said...

My favorite color. Fabulous!

Becca said...

Great job, friend! The blue pumpkin is awesome ... love it paired with the white lamp ... truly makes it pop! And, love your layered frames on your counter, along with your beautiful white pumpkin! It looks great with the frames in the background or perched on your scale! Wonderful job! xoxo

Landeelu said...

Great minds DO think alike! Love it!

simply brookes: said...

great great idea...turquoise.

love the look. and of course the white. i'm such a neutral gal...simply love the pop of color added.

UKMUMINUS said...

Love what you did to these pumpkins, I have so far decorated 6 of the dollar store pumpkins, and amazingly I did one in a light turquoise to go in my living room to match my curtains. Hopefully tomorrow I will get some pics posted to share.

Bianca @ South Bay Rants n Raves said...

I love how something as simple as painting a pumpkin can make it look so elegant. Nice job. Very lovely, especially the turquoise one.

Southern Lady said...

Wow, Judy! I love the turquoise --it's absolutely perfect for your table. I like the white one, too. It's very elegant looking by itself. Great ideas!

Joy said...

This is such a cute idea, love the color you chose too. Have a great week!

Christina Williams said...

The turqouise one is gorgeous!!! I have a lot of blue decor so I was thinking about doing this, but I wasn't sure if it would look good. It looks amazing! I would love it if you linked up at my halloween/fall hop at theblogentourage.com. It's going on all month.

Kristina said...

I'm really loving the turquoise pumpkins this season, although I love the white too! Very pretty and well done.

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insemination said...

The blue pumpkin is awesome ,Love your Pumpkin show...they all look great,It's very elegant looking by itself. The turquoise pumpkin looks so amazing,All the people like this blog.

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