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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Painted Pumpkins, Our Way

 Ready to add some more Fall color, ala Rehab?  Me too, let's do it!
You may have noticed my home is not built on neutrals, and therefore changing the whole color scheme to orange would clash like Kanye West and an etiquette class.
Like Paris Hilton and MENSA.
Like the Olson Twins and Weight Watchers.
You get the idea.
 One container of mini pumpkins from Joanns, 40% off, so they ran us $6.


 
 A little painter's tape on the stems. I'm okay with them staying a natural color.
 
 Place them in a box and get out the aqua spray paint. You heard me. Aqua. And why not?
 Who says your colors have to change with the seasons?
 Three coats please, and a little silver glitter sprinkled over the last coat whilst it's still wet.

What accent color in your living room would be fun like this?

 Remove the painter's tape with just a tug.




 Then place a Dollar Tree cylinder vase inside a larger one, add a candle... 
 ...and place your pumpkins in the space.
 Ladies and Gentleman, Seaside Fall.




 Light the candle and enjoy the shimmer.
How easy was this?
You want to do it, don't you?
Even my husband, who was very skeptical when he saw the sea of blue, thinks it's a cool little twist.
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54 comments:

Michelle L. said...

Sunny, this is so gorgeous! I had no idea where you were going...thought it was going to be a garland. I utterly adore it: the color, the project, and fantastic photos. Mini aqua punkins, wheeee!

allison @ itstoilegood.blogspot.com said...

Sunny!
I love this idea! I too, am not a orangy scheme person and this is a terrific idea to add the idea of fall without having to change your entire decor! Love the glitter and totally got a laugh out of your comparisons!

Mindy said...

I wasn't so sure about aqua, but dayyyum those puppies came out cute!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Now that is so clever and I love the look. Why not aqua pumpkins. I have seen them in every color. Love your creativity. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

The Thriftress said...

Totally works with your color scheme! You know I have heard you can actually get real blue pumpkins these days...
Sarah

Sherri B. said...

You are so fuuny. Love the Paris Hilton one.

Your photos turned out nice. Nice effect with the pumpkins, I had never thought about changing the color.

Have a good weekend...I am having another cookbook giveaway if you are interested.

Becolorful said...

Funny AND creative. I love everything about you except where you live. I can't believe you don't want to pick up and move to Iowa. Well, maybe I can. :) But hey we do have the Hawkeyes and I am here. Just think about it.

I have the problem. Orange isn't a great look for me or my house. Christmas comes in all colors so why not Halloween?

Be a sweetie and link this up Sunday night or next week at Motivated Monday.

Hugs and have a great weekend.
Pam R.

Deb said...

Very cool :) I painted some today too but they weren't nearly as colorful. AND! THe girls and I made some ghosts "a la Sunny" I'll post about that tomorrow - they turned out fabulous :)

Nicole Bingham said...

Just following you back from Follow Me Back Tuesday! Sorry it's late! Your blog is very cute! Please follow me back @ www.romanianprincess.com

Thanks, Nicole Mariana

Debbie said...

I was going to do those colors too, I think they look fabulous and fun...great idea:)

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Whoa! What a fabulous idea! Lovin' the aqua with a little bling! Love it! Putting this on my to do list!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Duh! I want to be on your blog roll!

Chelsea said...

Oh, fun! I love the unexpectedness of it! Hmmm... think they would look good in lime green? :)

~Chelsea

freckled laundry said...

I adore these!!! I want to make some in white with German Glass Glitter. I love the aqua but it hasn't {YET} made it's way into my decor. Thanks so much for the inspiration. I found you at It's So Very Cheri and am following you now. I'd love it if you stopped by sometime.

Hugs,
Jami

Carey Clemons Bailey said...

Love it and YES! I want to try it. With Joy, Carey

Erin@likegrandmas said...

That is very brave(in a good way)! I love the aqua with the glitter, and like that you picked a color that isn't really done for halloween:) Terrific job! I am always glad to stop over and see what you all have done here:)

StepherB said...

Stopping over from Texas Monkey. I just did some black and white this weekend...and now I want to do blue!! I love them! Good job!

Bella said...

Ohh Sunny, I would love a tour of your home. I've seen blue a lot and can only imagine where all these fit in the large scale of things. I love your take on things, and how you can totally see outside the box. Again, would have never thought Blue for pumpkins, but CLEARLY it works, and works well. Great job, I really like it, and that little touch of glitter, was perfect. Thanks for sharing over at my party **6 weeks 2 Spook**, you know I am so excited with all the fun projects on there. Now the key is to START doing some, lol. I don't have 6 weeks left anymore, lol, and I yet have a HUGE party to plan for my princess. Oh man!!! Thanks again, Bella :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I am so glad you linked this to TTT. I think this is such a clever idea to make your pumpkins fit your color scheme. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Suesan said...

What a fun idea. I love all the different colors we're seeing year. I love that you made them your own.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

That IS cool! A different twist on fall decor.

Whimsical Creations said...

What a great idea!

A Thrifty Diva said...

Great idea!! following you!! www.athriftydiva.blogspot.com

the cape on the corner said...

so fun!

Nikki said...

GLORIOUS!!!!!! Love em! Thanks so much for linking them up at gettin' crafty on hump day :)

cheryl@scrapaddict4sure said...

That was really a good idea I love this shade of blue.

Allie said...

LOVELY! Love the colors!
You should come link this up to my Making It With Allie link party!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Thank you. Just perfect. When I was a full time floral designer it drove me nuts when I had to add orange. This is one great project.
But to be perfectly honest, I'm still on the Kanye/etiquette - Paris/Mensa intro. Too damn funny!

Would love for you to stop by Sunday and link up to Passion for Paint!

Gloria Fox said...

Cute project! I LOVE the name of your blog...made me smile. Visiting from Just A Girl's Show and Share.

Dream Mom said...

I LOVE this! Very pretty! And the glitter is the perfect accessory to your aqua pumpkins!

P.S. Orange doesn't look so great in my home either!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I love them, Sunny! They are so Florida! I've been looking for little pumpkins on sale. Thanks for the tip. Gotta love JoAnn's 40% off!

VIRG @ WASTE NOT WANT KNOT said...

Very cute project! It seems like such an easy and fun project!

Audrey said...

So cute, I love it! Fun idea.

Olivia @ Swan White Curtain said...

Neat! On the Pottery Barn website I saw a candle holder just like that, but it was like, $50 or something. Great idea! Oh, and blue looks good on everything!

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Love it! Very original idea and I LOVE that color.
Great job.
Best regards,
Gloria

Heather said...

Love the 'cool little twist'. Thanks for linking up!

daisysfavoritethings said...

Oh, be still my little blue heart!! :o) I am in the process of spray painting lots of ugly orange pumpkins white.....and I think I may repaint my tiny ones blue now! Love, love, love, love, love!!! My whole house is lots of blue shades and orange looks naaaasty! Thanks for the inspiration!

April said...

I like it-it's unique!

Olive Juice Studio said...

Oooo-la-la!!! The aqua punkins are just adorable and soooo chic! Fabulous idea but the aqua wouldn't go very well in my house - my colors are reds, sherbert orange, granny smith apple green, sunflower yellow and turquoise - I've got some serious color going on, don't I?! :-)

I love your blog and I'm now a follower. I found you from The Chabby Chic Cottage!

Chris said...

What a fantastic idea! The glitter is the perfect touch! Thanks for sharing!

Becolorful said...

You know I love these. Thanks for sharing them with me at Motivated Monday.
Pam

Meg said...

Ha! I'm laughing at your first paragraph! Those pumpkins are so cute! Definitely unique--they fit your style perfeclty! ;)

AUDRA said...

LOVE iT!

Cheryl said...

I like the unusual color & bit of sparkle. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

I'm loving the blue pumpkins! Those are beautiful!!!

Suzy said...

You made them look expensive. Nice job!
Come stop by and promote your blog on my Commercial Break linky list:
http://suzysartsycraftsysitcom.blogspot.com/2010/10/commercial-break-thursday-promote.html

suzy

Terrell said...

This is soooo creative! Way to think outside of the box! :D I'm so excited to be your newest follower and I would love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! Be sure to add your fun finds at my weekly Fabulous Friday Finds party! Hope to see you there!
Hugs and all the best,
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

Lori said...

I adore these little aqua pumpkins! And the glitter is just a perfect touch.

Lauren @ 31diy said...

How cute! And I totally agree that you don't necessarily have to change the whole color scheme just because orange and black are Halloween colors. Your project turned out so great!

Sandy said...

I love how these turned out... great color!

Jerri said...

I love that you made them blue! Very unique!

I'd love to invite you to come over for my 3 year blogiversary giveaway! You could win a Cool Touch Griddle and other prizes!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Very neat idea! I know we are not all orange people so this works for me.

Carrie said...

LOVE this. My whole house is sort of "beach glass" inspired, and these would fit in perfectly. Always wondered how to incorporate Halloween into our non-orange decor!

Sunny K West said...

Hi! I'm Sunny too! Sunny K West - the Southernmost Florida Girl! AND I REFUSE TO CHANGE THE COLOR OF MY BEACH HOUSE FOR THE HOLIDAYS'S!!!!!!!!!! Keep them coming!