Recently Dixie Belle was kind enough to send me all of the colors in their new Suzanne’s Fall Colors line.
They are all perfectly cozy colors for this time of year!
So I decided to use as many of them as possible on one project. Well, lol, not really. I didn’t make a concrete decision to do that, it just sort of turned out that I was able to use three out of the five colors on today’s project.
A while back one of my readers gave me a bunch of drop down table leaves that had been removed from tables. A pair of them were the perfect size for my Farmers Market stencil from Wallcutz.
I decided to give them a little texture first using the Dixie Belle Sea Spray texture additive. I mixed it with some of their Colonel Mustard paint and stippled it onto the surface of my table leaf. Once that was fully dry, I sanded it back just a bit to take down the high peaks. I’ve found that I prefer a slightly more subtle textured look, and this is a great way to achieve it.
Next up I painted the first leaf in one of Suzanne’s Fall Colors called Juniper. Then I added a shadow of my stencil first using the Latte color.
I only ‘shadowed’ the word FARMERS and the little doo-dads on either side of MARKET. Then I followed that up by painting the full stencil in Cashmere.
Full disclosure, I staged and photographed this sign before I left on my trip out to my mom’s. So I didn’t really have any great fall color in my garden yet, although my Sweet Autumn clematis was blooming like mad.
So I had to fake the autumn vibes a bit with some pumpkins.
One of my regulars has already snagged this sign, so it’s not available for sale.
For the 2nd of the leaves, I painted it in Dixie Belle’s Midnight Sky (over the mustard sea spray texture). And to be completely honest, I can’t exactly remember which colors I used for the stenciling on this second one!
I may have used the same ones, but then again, I may not have. I think I used Dixie Belle’s Putty on this one instead though. I really should write these things down when I’m not going to get to blogging about them right away!
And this one is still available, so if any of you locals have a spot for it, be sure to check out my ‘available for local sale‘ page for all of the details.
Anyway, what do you think of my table leaf signs? And how about those new fall colors from Dixie Belle? Which one is your favorite?
9 thoughts on “colors for fall.”
These signs are terrific and a great use for spare parts! I ordered Juniper, Pumpkin Spice and Merlot from my local retailer and hope they get in soon. I’m partial to greens so I think Juniper will be my favorite but can’t wait to see how the Pumpkin Spice looks. I so admire your staging.
Thanks Melissa! Have fun with your new paint colors 🙂
I love the Juniper! The sign is great too!
Well, Miss Quandie, Debbie Downer here…….I’m not a big fan of any of the Fall colors……..but I loved how you used them!
I hear you Connie, fall colors aren’t for everyone!
I love them both!!! I need to get brave & try making one of my own!
No bravery required, just give it a go!
I love both but partial to the second one cause I fancy the border.