September 24, 2016

Chalk Paint Pumpkins

This post featured on Marilyn's Treats, Wonderful Wednesday
Thank you Marilyn!

I have seen several bloggers paint their faux orange pumpkins in various shades of white and neutrals...and I wanted to give it a try. 

I went to the art section of my local Walmart to explore their paint selection. 

I noticed a collection of Waverly paints in great shades and finishes. I looked closer and saw chalk paint. Hmmm, that is something I have not yet tried. Other bloggers have been chalk painting this and that for quite a while!

There were several neutral that was my next decision. I decided on cashew...a light golden white-ish tan, if you can imagine that. ha! My pumpkin pics look white, I know. 

I did not do anything special to prepare my pumpkins except to wipe them off. I painted the pumpkin bottoms first...and let them dry upside down.

Then I painted the remainder of the pumpkins, and let them dry. I decided to give my pumpkins a second coat of paint. And they look great. 

IF I wanted to do a little more work I could apply some Waverly finishing wax to accent the shadows and shape for more shading. I might. I am still thinking. 

I do love my neutral pumpkins...but I am not ready to completely abandon traditional orange pumpkins for fall decorating. I am such a traditional sort of girl that I can't let go of orange. ha ha. 

I might buy another small bottle of chalk paint in another light shade. I used to paint old things all of the time...but with so many new paints on the market I think I might like to get into painting again. How many of you remember the days of "antiquing" furniture and such? 

Anyway...these were my first attempts at pumpkin painting. It was fun sitting on the back porch with a breeze. It was so quiet outside, until the school bus made the circle. ha ha. Then the enclave came to life!

What about you all? Traditional orange or shades of neutral for fall? 

Have a great day!

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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.

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