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Pumpkin Makeover- Part 2

We’ve made it folks. We’ve made it half way through the week which means we are almost to the weekend! We’re half way there. We’ve got this! I told you all I had two more pumpkins I redid and I wanted to share those with you guys. This isn’t so much a tutorial as it is a “before and after” post. I’ll still talk about the process if you’re interested in doing something similar with your pumpkins, but if you’re looking for a full on, in depth, step-by-step tutorial, keep looking, because you won’t find it here in this post! However- you can find my Dollar Tree pumpkin makeover here.

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I had these pumpkins from last year. My kitchen has been done is a 1950-60, mid-century modern, pink & blue for the last 5 years after I started collecting vintage Pyrex. It matched all my pretty pink and blue Butterprint and Gooseberry bowls, and these pumpkins sat proudly amongst their display. Our new house just doesn’t have a good place to display my collection so they’ve sat in boxes for two years. It’s heart breaking. While they’ve collected dust in my garage, my kitchen decorating has went from shabby-chic vintage to a more rustic-farm house feel to it. Or somewhat anyway. It’s a work in progress. ANYWAY. Pink and blue pumpkins just aren’t really matching these days. So it was time for a makeover.

I actually didn’t start with the blue. I started with the pink. The blue I’ll save for another day haha! I knew I didn’t want any of the pink color showing through, so I started with a solid white layer to cover up the color. Once it dried I covered it with the cream color.

I had intended to use the light brown shade on this one like I used in my previous tutorial on the Dollar Tree pumpkin, but once I added it, I quickly discovered I didn’t like it. It was too dark and I wanted this one to be a bit brighter than the other pumpkins. I wiped off most of the brown, and it just slightly gave it a rustic look. I was happy with the finally color. I also added just a little of the gold paint with the tooth brush again. I think it added just enough shimmer to it.

Once it was all dry and pretty I almost left it alone.

Almost.

But I had these gorgeous purple flowers. I’m in love with this deep, moody wine color right now. Like literally obsessed. And I had bought some fake eucalyptus branches from Michael’s for like $4? And I knew they would add I nice floral accent to this baby.

Glued away to my hearts desire and ended up with the finished product:

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Truthfully I love the way it turned out. However- I may go back in with some of the extra smaller flowers and make them cascade down the side. Just to add a little more to it.

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I didn’t start the blue one. I did however do a quick revamp of this little green one from the Dollar Tree.

All I did to this one was paint a layer of glue, a layer of gold, and then glued two flowers and a leaf on top. Easy peasy and done in less than 10 minutes.

Voila! Three unique pumpkins. One gorgeous, living room center piece.

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Have you started decorating for fall yet, or is it still too early in your house? Have you done any decor makeovers lately? Let me know in the comments!

xoxo,

B.

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