Friday, September 23, 2011

Painted Pumpkins

I've been loving all of the many, many fall decorating posts popping up on my favourite blogs lately and it made me think of my own mini project from last year - my simple painted pumpkins. This was my first real post, too, so it is funny to look back on - I've learned a lot since then! I thought that, just for kicks, I'd share it again today. I've yet to introduce much fall into our place so far this year (aside from some candles) but will be sure to show you what we end up whipping up. Anyway, here's the pumpkins from this original post

I started with an assortment of small pumpkins from the grocery store
 as well as some cheap leftover craft paint
 and in no time I had some pretty white pumpkins (orange didn't mesh with my decor).
 Jenny

57 comments:

  1. They look great! It never occurred to me to paint pumpkins until I started reading blogs this year! I love them in white the best. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. I love the idea of painted pumpkins. It's so funny, I was sitting watching my daughter play tennis tonight and the wifi wasn't working and I was thinking of projects and I wondered if I could use AS chalk paint on pumpkins. This looks like the same idea. Now I am definitely going to try it. Makes for a gorgeous table.

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  3. I think your painted white pumpkins are quite elegant! I love them paired with the glowing candles, too!!! Tres chic!!!

    Love/hugs/blessings,
    Lana

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  4. I love these, Jenny! I was just discussing white pumpkins with someone at garden club, and they were saying how well they work in houses where orange doesn't. I love these with the candles! Very nice centerpiece!

    XO,

    Sheila

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  5. They're so pretty! Thanks again for stopping by my blog and commenting on my chalkboard coffee table! :)

    -Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
    http://bonniegetchell.blogspot.com

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  6. I love your pumpkins! What a great tutorial too. Thanks for sharing this!

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  7. The white pumpkins are wonderfully versatile. They sparkle against the aqua, and you've used them to great effect in the tablescape with the soft traditional tones, too! Great job! Thank you for sharing your beautiful designs. Cherry Kay

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  8. Love your table in the blue with the white pumpkins, just beautiful! I spraypainted mine too with cheap Dollar General spraypaint!

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  9. Beautiful! I'm pinning this for fall inspiration for my dining room!

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  10. What a pretty vignette! Love it :)

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  11. Love this! So simple, but such an impact!

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  12. oh so pinning this, great idea. thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!

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  13. Hi Jenny! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love how pretty the pumpkins look white; great idea! Thanks for sharing,
    Kelly @ Corner of Main

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  14. Your table looks beautiful. I love the pumpkins and your dishes are GORGEOUS. Thanks so much for sharing and stopping by my blog.

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  15. They look terrific! I love them both with the blue and with the more autumnal colors. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Hello,
    They look quite lovely! The candles and tablesettings are all the more special with them as a centerpiece!
    Thank you for your visit - I have enjoyed strolling through your blog!
    Kathy

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  17. wow-that looks fabulous, especially all lit up. i was looking through some of your other posts-your pics are great, and i love that fig/wine/cheese set up!

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  18. Those really are so pretty. I love orange, but have trouble fitting it into my decorating, so these would work so much better. Great idea!
    Stacy

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  19. I love your painted pumpkins. They are so beautiful!

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  20. The pumpkins look great. Now they look like they're dressed for the season. Found you through MMS comments. Off to view your holiday ideas.

    gertie

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  21. These look gorgeous! Thanks so much for stopping by and for the nice comment today! :)

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  22. I love the ideas in this post. Thanks for sharing them. Isn't everything gorgeous by candlelight!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  23. They make a great centerpiece. Nice job. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  24. these are lovely! Thank you for visiting my own blog and leaving a comment. I'll be visiting you :-)

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  25. So elegant and the blue candles with the pumpkins are fabulous!

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  26. What beautiful painted pumpkins and gorgeous tablescape, Jen! And, thanks so much for visiting my Fall sitting room and leaving such a kind note! xo

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  27. Oh, I love this! What lovely color combos and painted pumpkins are just so chic and sophisticated. Nice work. ;)

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  28. Love! I would be thrilled if you linked up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2011/09/wickedly-creative-halloween-ideas-linky.html

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  29. I have never painted pumpkins before this year, but I am loving it. Your all white pumpkins look fabulous on your table.

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  30. Very soft and pretty! Sometimes, orange pumpkins just don't work!

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  31. Your white pumpkins are beautiful. Orange just doesn't go with many decors and certainly not with mine.

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  32. This looks amazing! But somehow my pumpkins spoil faster *sobs*, blame it on my geographical location. Over here from Linda's blog and I loved those white pumpkins.

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  33. Love this look! The all white with the glowing candles looks beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  34. beautiful table scape!! I love the white pumpkins paired with the blue candles! Nice touch!

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  35. Love the pumkins! It looks great! Beautiful table setting.Love the stemware! Thanks JoAnn

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  36. I love this! I find I'm really drawn to white pumpkins this year! They look so lovely with the candlelight! Thanks for the inspiration! Cindy

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  37. This is absolutely gorgeous and perfect for my beach cottage - I may be trying your idea. Well done!

    Happy Fall to you!!! :O)

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  38. Beautiful! I too am working on painting some pumpkins...hopefully I'll have them finished before Fall is over. :)
    Blessings & hugs,
    Karen

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  39. Love those white pumpkins and your table setting. So simple and perfect!

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  40. I love the white and blue together. I was shocked yesterday at the flower stand that the man had never heard of blue pumpkins. And this particular little farm stand has been in business for years and years, and the owner is a horticulturalist. Go figure.

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  41. I love the look of painted pumpkins. I painted one so i could modge podge over it and almost left it, I loved it so much!

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  42. The painted pumpkins make lovely centerpieces...I enjoyed seeing both settings, especially the one with the blue candles and blue runner.

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  43. Beautiful table...fabulous centerpiece!

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  44. Hi - I read your comment over at Revisionary Life - thanks for visiting! Love your painted pumpkins - I painted styro ones, so I think we're on sort of the same page!
    -Revi

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  45. Hi, Jenny! I am so glad to see fall represented with different, non-traditional colors! I am a big fan of going against the grain! :-) Isn't paint a wonderful little tool? Your pumpkins take on a whole new air of sophistication when painted white. I'm sitting here with a Better Homes and Gardens on my desk that boasts white pumpkins on the front cover. They just can't be beat! I hope you have a great weekend!!!

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  46. wow i love all your table display Come link up to scrappy saturdays over at candacecreations.blogspot.com I'd love to see you there!

    Candace

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  47. love it!!! Love all of them.
    sweet vignette with candles too

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  48. So so pretty, I looooove white pumpkins - no such thing as too many! Gorgeousness and happy fall!

    Kate

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  49. Mmm. I love white pumpkin displays. So, so pretty with your candle, too.

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  50. I love your pumpkin so I featured it today! Check it out here. :)

    Feel free to stop by and grab a button if you'd like.

    Have a great weekend!!

    xoxo

    Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  51. The white pumpkins are so pretty, especially with the aqua!

    Katherine

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  52. Hi Jenny,
    The pumpkins look great. Your table scapes are lovely. I wanted to thank you for stopping by my place too! I'm your newest follower.

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