Friday, September 13, 2019

Chalk Painted Pumpkins

I decided to srart on my fall decorating. This years decor is a lot of DIY. I made three new wreaths for the porch which I will share in an upcoming post. I also did a LOT of painting.
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Those that have been following along for many years may remember back in 2014 when I decided to chalk paint some cheap pumpkins. I did a tutorial for everyone. It was before chalk painting pumpkins was the "in thing" to do. Fast forward 5 years later and I have been busy chalk painting pumpkins like nobody's business.
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I purchased three of these polyresin pumpkins from TJ Maxx the other week.  They were just $5 a piece. I loved the color and thought they would be perfect but once I got them home they were too turquoise. I remembered that I had the perfect blue/gray chalk paint from many many moons ago that I savedonly for special projects. 


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I had to add a little water to the paint since it had been years since I had opened it but it worked like a charm and came out the exact color I was needing.
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This pumpkin stack I purchased last year along with it's twin from TJMaxx. They were a steal at only $29 each. I have not been able to find pumpkin stacks this year for less than $70. These are made of polyresin as well. Though I liked the color they were too green for my decor. The plan was to transform them last year. I never got around to it and up in the attic they went.
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The saying goes better late than never! I love how they turned out. When you pull into our section they jump out at ya from our porch. I have already had one neighbor friend tell me how much it made her smile today seeing them on her way home. 
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Here is one more pumpkin I painted. I forgot to take a before pic. It was a similar turquoise color as the three smaller pumpkins. I found this one at HomeGoods last year. Made from polyresin as well. It was $25 I think. When I was at HomeGoods a few weeks back I actually saw that they have similar ones again this year for around the same amount.

I have our porch almost completed. I just need to tweak it a little and then I will share. 


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    1. Thank you. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  2. Pam,
    Love the pumpkins!! So pretty!! I decorated the front of our house and will be posting about it soon. every time I go to Dollar Tree here, it seems like they have put out new things...Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. I look forward to seeing your decor Debbie! Have a fabulous weekend!

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    1. Thanks Penny. Hope you have a fantastic weekend.

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  4. Wish I find a deal on those stacked pumpkins the way you did! Yours look great!

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    1. Thanks Jane! Yeah, when I found the stacks last year for that price I couldn't leave them behind.

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  5. The colors are so pretty!! Especially like the pumpkin stack!! Everything looks great!! Thank you for stopping by the lakehouse blog. Have a nice weekend. Debbie xo

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