pumpkins & paint
Remember when pumpkins were orange? My children will look back and think orange pumpkins were a Denver Bronco marketing promotion.
Last year I painted a few pumpkins white and I loved the look. At the time, I thought I was a straight up hipster on pumpkin trends. And, then I started to see shades of blues and grays and was like, “Can I do this?”
This season I decided to take my pumpkins up a notch with blue pumpkins. I didn’t want to practice on large pumpkins in case the project was an epic fail so I grabbed a few dollar pumpkins at Target.
I had plenty of blue paint samples from last year when I figured out an accent color for our kitchen island. These pumpkins got a little primer and paint and were done.
I loved the look. You know when you just know you are going to love the finished look of a project. Well I fell in love with the shades of blue pumpkins. It was a great look and it was nice to clear out paint samples.
I like it… the shades of blue are a more subtle look in the kitchen and the main level spaces where orange is just a little too glaring with our new paint colors.
I’m not going crazy with shades of colors. I am not going for a box of Crayola color pumpkins, but I like the subtle shades of blue next to the white pumpkins.
I love the look and it passed the college grad daughter living with us test. She approved. Oh and I found my pumpkins at Target in the dollar section and Michaels.