Monday, October 15, 2012

Pretty pumpkins

It's Monday.  I'm catching up on work that I needed to do Friday but Lexington was under an internet outtage. An outtage. Like...did we run out of internet as a city?  Mercy!  So as with most Mondays...I'm just trying to get through.  Instead of yammering on about that I'll share a little project I completed on Friday afternoon :)

I bought a few baby pumpkins the other day and since I can't leave anything in it's original condition...I painted them.  I've been seeing these adorable painted pumps all over Pinterest so I thought I'd give it a whirl.

I decided to do a polka dot design first using my Martha Stewart Gold Glitter paint and paint sponge.

Pretty self explanatory.  I evenly distributed the dots around the pumpkin and then cleaned up any drips as it was drying.  So easy!

Next I thought I'd do a chevron-ish zig zag pattern in white so I grabbed a bottle of basic white acrylic paint and a medium width brush (about 1 inch) and went for it!  Now, if I had more time I would have used painter's tape to create the pattern - but this was a quick project so I decided to free-hand the design.  I did the thick zig zag first and the smaller one second.  I used the smaller brush to clean up the edges :)


Would you be surprised to know that I want to buy about 10 more and decorate them all?  No, you wouldnt?  Okay then!

I'm supposed to carve pumpkins with the boyfriend this week.  What should I carve?  UK themed?  Scary?  My initials?  What do you think?


  1. I had wanted to try the polka-dot idea when I was home last weekend, but didn't get around to it :( Yours turned out too cute!

    xx Emily @

  2. Thanks girl! Can't go wrong with polka dots and sparkle ;)