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We are decorating our home in preparation for the Fall Home Tour that starts this week and we decided to create a vignette on our sofa table displaying painted pumpkins. I had a little Annie Sloan Chalk Paint left over from our night table project so we decided to use up the paint on the pumpkins. My little man thought this was a pretty fun project.
Painting pumpkins is one of the easiest and quickest ways to add different colors to an autumn themed room. I think the old white, duck egg blue and linen gray look fabulous on the pumpkins. I did end up spray painting one of the old white colored pumpkins gold. Our color scheme this fall is lavender and gold so by spray painting the pumpkin, it allowed me to incorporate a touch of gold on this sofa table.
Once the pumpkins were dry, I sprayed each one with clear high gloss spray by FolkArt. The tripod table lamp, which I will show you more of this week during our fall home tour, is from Wayfair. We just received it, compliments of Wayfair, and I must say I LOVE it! It coordinates perfectly with our other tripod floor lamp on the other side of this room.
Here are a few painted pumpkins I found over at Better Homes and Gardens last week while I was looking for vignette inspiration.
Both the painted caterpillar and acorn pumpkins were my favorite.
As you can see, there are so many things you can do with paint and a pumpkin. So head out to your local pumpkin patch or farmers stand and get some pumpkins to paint. Kids will love this project.
The beautiful thing about paint is that you can use it on just about anything when decorating. What I love about this chalk paint is that it has a built in primer. The paint dried within 10 minutes. Painted pumpkins are the perfect solution when looking to accessorize a space with hints of autumn. PS. The cute chalk board sign is from HomeGoods and I downloaded the autumn sign template over at Nest Of Posies and printed on white card stock.
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