Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Pumpkins with Potential

I wanted to show you an "after" picture prior to the "before" picture to catch your attention.

See what I mean....you may have averted your eyes and skipped right over this post had these shown up on your blog roll "snippet"

This was the orange one....

and this one was sporting the spots!

Isn't it amazing what white paint, twine, doilies and rosettes can do?


I forgot to take a before of this one. The pumpkin is made of canvas and the stem out of burlap - it was all "grunged" when I bought it so I painted it white and prettied her up.



Wanted to show you the detail on the plates I have the pumpkins sitting on. I got six of them at Home Goods. They had an entire line of dishes, wall decor, salt & pepper shakers, etc. to go with them but I didn't want to get too carried away.

They're not dishwasher safe but that's okay - I mainly use them as chargers and for decorative purposes.

21 comments:

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your pumpkins look gorgeous painted white and all dolled up! That's why I love shopping those after holiday clearance sales, you never know what cheap trash can become your treasure. :)

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

love the pumkins... the plates too!

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

LOVE! Very pretty pumpkins! I am having a Fall/Halloween linky party, and would love it if you linked these up!

Cindy said...

It was so smart the way you prettied up those pumpkins. They're adorable. I am so gonna watch for a big orange one and copy your great creative idea!

Cindy

Ashley said...

I just adore the transformation, they look so pretty! Xoxoxo

sissie said...

I love the pumpkins and putting them on the plates makes it all so adorable.

hugs
Sissie

Petite Michelle Louise said...

those pumpkin transformations are just sooo awesome diane! truly! and i just adore your plate with the utensils on them. how sweet! ( i feel a trip to HG coming on!) :)

Sandi said...

Beautiful makeovers Diane!! I bought a couple small orange ones to make over, but haven't gotten to it yet. Now you make me want to get moving. If I don't soon I may as well wait until next year. :)
Blessings~

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Yea, these are speaking to me! This is sooo my style, I love them perfect! What a great job!

Carol

michelle said...

These are beautiful!!! I love the rosettes on them and your plates are gorgeous! A perfectly white vignette.
xoxo

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your prettied up pumpkins, Diane! The embellishments you added really make them stand out and I love the look!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

What a great makeover, Diane! Your pumpkins looks so pretty now.
Hugs,
Julia

Susan said...

Your 'new' pumpkins turned out beautifully Diane! Much better than the 'before' pics, and they look lovely all lined up on your gorgeous dining table.
Happy Fall!
- Susan

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Love your pretty white pumpkins. They look great on your table:) There are so many people making pumpkins this year and they are so great. Love this creative blogging thing;0
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Robin said...

Your pumpkins look fantastic now! I love how you have them displayed on the dinning table.

Faded Plains said...

Your pumpkins turned out fantastic!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love white pumpkins and these are some of my favorites!

A Cottage Muse said...

How pretty Diane! Love the plates too...I haven't been to HG since the summer with the girls...I need a fix!

Susan said...

Wow - those pumpkins are beautiful! I never would have thought of painting the orange ones!

Morning T said...

Your pumpkin creations are fabulous!! So glad you found me so that now I've found you.
Cheers~
T

Inge said...

Wauw!!!

Gr Inge