Hello there cottage fix friends! I’m blogging in today with what I thought would be a super simple paint-your-own shabby chic pumpkins DIY. Due to unforeseen paint issues these little cuties took me most of yesterday afternoon. I have to admit I didn’t mind in the least, hard to complain about a glorious sunshine filled day spent out in the garden painting pumpkins. No complaints here!
There’s magic in a pumpkin, don’t you think? I see witches and broomsticks, Cinderella’s carriage to the ball, and oh — the Great Pumpkin. They must be magic! So here’s how things went at the cottage. Magical? Not so much. I taped the stems with painters tape, then placed plastic out in the grass (don’t want to paint the grass girls, Farmer Brown does love his grass, and he likes it green!). Then I spray painted some white and some metallic rust. The rust paint went on smooth and dried quickly. The white paint is where I ran into trouble, but I stuck with it. The white paint dried so slow and kept sticking to the plastic causing yours truly to do several touch ups.
I know, I know, white pumpkins are easy to find at the store these days so why not just buy them already white. Well I bought all of these orange ones thinking I could go there this season — orange in the cottage I mean. Turns out I just can’t do it, no offense to all of you orange lovers out there. I like it on other blogs and homes which is why I thought to give it a go. Anyway painting them seemed like an easy solution, instead of throwing out all of my orange pumpkins — shabby chic painted pumpkins.
The rust color paint is inspired by the mercury glass pumpkin I have in the living room that I like so much. I thought the orange would look good since the rust works so well and they’re in the same warm color family. Oh well, sometimes it takes a little elbow grease to make something that wasn’t quite right a little better.
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