I have mixed feelings about the color orange, how about you?
I love wearing it. Over the years, some of my favorite articles of clothing have been orange.
I also tend to like orange foods. Pumpkin, sweet potatoes, carrots, oranges, Dreamsicles … all good.
But I’m not a big fan of decorating with orange for fall. At least not inside the house, outside might be a different matter with all of those beautiful fall colored leaves accented with some orange mums or pumpkins.
But inside, I want to go in a different direction so I decided to paint up a few pumpkins to match my decorating style a bit more. I actually purchased these faux pumpkins last year after the fall season when they were 75% off. I was thinking ahead for once!
I decided to give these a base coat of grey primer spray paint because I felt that would be easier to cover with my Dixie Belle colors than the orange. Once I had them fully coated in the primer, I painted each one a different color. I used Dixie Belle’s Sea Glass, Sawmill Gravy, Drop Cloth and French Linen (from left to right).
Next I added some transfers to each pumpkin. This one got some bits from the IOD Label Ephemera transfer …
A couple of them got Classic Vintage Label transfers from re.design with prima …
and this one …
And this one got a section from their Paris Valley transfer …
Once the transfers were in place I pulled out some of my metallic waxes from re.design with prima to add to the pumpkin stems.
I used Eternal, which is a brighter gold, on two of them …
And I used Bronze Age on the other two, which is a little more subdued.
So, how about you? Do you prefer a more traditional approach to decorating with pumpkins in the fall?
or would you be happier with something a little bit different?
You can find a recap of my less traditional fall decorating projects from previous years here.
As always, thank you to Dixie Belle Paint Co and to re.design with prima for providing the products used for today’s project.
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