Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pumpkins & Feathers

Reposting this today to link up with the CSI project.

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Over the weekend we got our dining table sanded and painted with a few coats of glossy black paint. Once I get the final coats on I will show you how it turned out. I am loving it!



In my travels to Micahels for craft supplies for my black and white pumpkins, I spied this great wreath with peacock feathers. Peacock blue is one of my accent colors. I even had a 50% off coupon and I love it against my grey walls. It's hanging over the bar.

I did one more black and white pumpkin in preparation for Halloween. A small white pumpkin with a black fleur di lis.

Here is my black and white pumpkin trio sitting on the sideboard. The first two listed below were inspired by a magazine. All of the craft (fake) pumpkins were orange to begin with and I simply added about three coats of white craft paint and the stems got a coat of my grey wall color.
  • Off With Your Head - Black velvet ribbon held in place with pearl topped push pins. The lettering are glitter stickers.
  • Paisley - Most of the design is puffy paint as I could just not afford little sticky crystals to do the entire design. Grey and black sticky crystals do add a little sparkle though.
  • Fleur di Lis - I just took black craft paint on a Fleur di Lis stamp and stamped it on and then filled in with paint. I think this might need a little bling and I have some sticky crystals left over to may place a few on here.
I would like to add some color in the form of ribbon on the stems. We shall see...


I also bought a bolt of burlap at the fabric store. Several projects to come from that. Today after work I plan to hunt for some twigs to put it in a vase on my bar. I have a few clip on ravens and some sparkly bits I want to tuck in to them.
How are you preparing your house for the fall?

16 comments:

Katie Ann Brooks said...

cool pumpkins and love the wreath!

RACKS and Mooby said...

Love the use of puffy paint - clever workaround!

Jennifer said...

Great pumpkins! I love a "black & white" themed Halloween. Very classy.

Popping in from the CSI Project.

PartyMom said...

Love these pumpkins! (Especially, "Off with your head") I've been all over the black and white Halloween decorations this year! It's too bad our house is black and white, otherwise I would have given this more consideration for outdoor decor!

paisley penguin said...

Thanks for all your comments - wanted to let you know the feather wreath was purchased. :)

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I love the paisley one! So pretty! I love that you attached ribbon with push pins too...so clever!

Tia said...

So very super cute, I love the white pumpkins!!

Shannon said...

I love love LOVE these pumpkins
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Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Your pumpkins are beautiful!! I love the black and white together - the glitter is so cute. Great job!!

caycee said...

The pumpkins are awesome, I just love black and white!

Lucy Designs said...

these are amazing! I love them!

Laura @ Ms Smartie Pants said...

I love the one with puffy paint, great idea!

Donene said...

I love your white and black pumpkins! They look terrific!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

I love the pumpkins!! So cute! Can't wait to see how the table turned out. = )

Kimberly said...

gorgeous pumpkins! I love that curly cue one!

T Party said...

SO stinkin' cute! Great job!