Years ago a national candle store in Denver went out a business. Until this mega sale I had never walked into this store. Along a back wall were DOZENS of glass shaped pumpkins in two sizes. I could not grab enough of these glass pumpkins. Except I may have grabbed one to many. I have glass pumpkins scattered over my house. I think they multiply in the cabinet in the off season. Glass is a tricky element… it’s hard to photograph and it doesn’t stand out on my dining room table. The pumpkin’s shape is lost in the glare of overhead lighting and votive candles.
And then that voice in my head got an idea. The same one I got with this project. This game changing idea was to paint the glass pumpkins. I used one can of spray paint with a primer and paint combined. It does create a pause because as craft fanatics we can reevaluate so many décor items and completely change with their appearance in less than 20 minutes.
The painted glass pops on my dining room table. And it gives dimension that was missing before. Think about the stash of flower vases stored in your basement?