Painted Pumpkins

Painted Pumpkins applying Chalky Finish Paint

I love painting things…I think we have established that!  Painted Pumpkins was one of this weeks projects.

I also love re using things I already have, not sure if it’s because I am super frugal or because I just like the challenge.

I had some plastic and styrofoam pumpkins from last year that I had painted an aged zinc look on and some that were as they came. Here is what I started with… (not the best pic, sorry!)

Painted Pumpkins Before using DecoArt Chalky Finish paint, plastic and styrofoam

My fall tour is coming up this Monday so I have been getting the house ready. Pumpkins are the perfect little fall accessory but let’s face it, it’s mid September and it’s hard to find all of those awesome pumpkins just yet.

We will not let that stop us!

I pulled out my left over Chalky Finish paint that I used on my recent Grain Sack inspired Bench Makeover and got to work.

I wanted my fall decor to be simple and muted this year so I knew these paint colors would be perfect.

Painted Pumpkins-White Washed and Polka Dots

I painted polka dots  on this one then white washed over that.  Basically I let the dots dry.  Next I gently brushed the lace (white) color over the entire surface.  I let that color start to dry then I gently wiped over that with a damp paper towel.

Painted Pumpkins, Chalky Finish paint on plastic pumpkin

I layered all of them with two colors except the big white one.  I love this lace color, it’s the perfect shade of white.  The chalky finish paint works well over the glaze that was on the painted pumpkins from last years project.

Painted Pumpkins for Fall 2014


Painted Pumpkins, layering paint techniques, dots and white washed

The dark green pumpkin from the before picture is the one you see above on the right.  The deep green changed the color of the paint some and I love how that happened.  Sometimes you just have to go with the flow but I love how these painted pumpkins turned out.

SEE how I decorated my FALL mantle in my WELCOME FALL HOME TOUR with these painted pumpkins!

Simply Rustic Fall Decor-At Home with The Barkers


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Linking to Savvy Southern Style

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  1. Great! I think the muted will look great against your new colors. I have recently did a makeover in my dining room that was colorful with blue and red so I didn’t want to compete with that! Have fun painting your pumpkins and be sure to visit my fall tour to see how it all came together!

  2. I really love the idea of going a little muted with the pumpkin decor. I just added turquoise and lime green to my living and family rooms so I wasn’t too sure about orange pumpkins. I can’t wait to visit the Dollar Tree tomorrow to stock up and get started painting white pumpkins. Thanks, Cindy

  3. Thank you so much for the demo. You bloggers are awesome for us people,that have retired and want to do projects but, need a little help. Love your pumpkins.

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