Make a faux pumpkin look more realistic

Make a faux pumpkin look more realistic

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I found these really cute pumpkins at Walmart this week. They’ve got a neat shape to them, but they don’t really look real. In fact, they don’t look real at all. They’ve got this weird pale yellow color that just looks….strange.

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So, I picked up two of them. They are available in many sizes, but I chose two medium sized ones. I had a neat idea in mind for them and as cheap as they are, I really couldn’t pass them up.

I dragged out my chalk paint stash and immediately slathered a coat of white chalk paint on them.

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If you’re new to chalk paint, you’ll need to know that everything you paint has an ugly stage. And that ugly stage is usually solved by adding a second coat.  I was pretty pleased with the pumpkin after the second coat.

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I think adding the white paint to the pumpkin makes it much more real-looking, don’t you?

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I cannot wait to show you all what I decided to do with them… in fact, if you visit the blog on Wednesday, I’ll show you.

Have a wonderful week!

2018 Fall Home Tour

2018 Fall Home Tour

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This year, I opted to do a shortened and simplified fall home tour. We’ve had so many things to do lately, that I haven’t been able to give the blog its needed attention. This year, we opted to do a more simple fall decorating scheme, and I’m happy with how it turned out. We went with lots of candles and simple, natural decor.

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Our fake mantel has a red berry wreath, a white pumpkin, bittersweet and plenty of candlelight.  Simple, yet pretty.

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Our dining room hutch also got a little fall as well. Notice the typo art and the antique scale from my grandmother.

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And also the vintage milk glass and burlap sunflowers.

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Our dining room table features a burlap runner (to match the sunflowers) and a wooden box with candles and pumpkins.

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I’m planning to add some grapevine balls and greenery to this later on.

We also included a little fall display in our front entry.

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Fall pillows on the couch and a tray full of fall goodness on the coffee table in the living room.

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And finally, in our office, yet another tray, this one with sunflowers and a field guide that once belonged to my dad.

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Our seasonal tour this fall included lots of natural elements and lots of simple goodness. I also incorporated things that belonged to our family members, such as the field guide, antique scale, and milk glass. And lastly, I included a little typo art as well.

How have you decorated for fall this year?