Friday, September 28, 2012

{6 pumpkin painting ideas ...}

Happy Friday all! Ready for the weekend? I've been running around like crazy getting ready for this weekend's IDSWest show in Vancouver & our Canadian Design Blogger's West event tomorrow! I attended the Opening Night party last night and it was a blast, lots of yummy design sneak peeks that I will share with you next week :) If you are in Vancouver I would highly recommend you check out IDSWest 2012, it's a great show this year!

Now that it is the last weekend of September, my mind is starting to shift to October-ish thoughts. Last year I had fun carving pumpkins, but this year I'm thinking PAINT! Here are some of the images that have my wheels turning:

1. Love these fun colors & the gold stems:

 
2. Or how about gold-leafing the whole thing??
 
 
3. Black matte spray-paint is a classy take on creepy ...
 
 
4. Use a painted pumpkin as a flower pot!!
 
 
5. Chalk paint! It's got a similar effect to the matte spray paint, but it can be brushed on. And I adore the soft colors grouped here:
 
 
6. Intricate details painted on, so pretty & feminine!
 
 
I'll definitely post whatever it is I end up doing with pumpkins this season! Do you have any October decor inspiration your looking forward to trying?
 
Have a great weekend!
 

16 comments:

Kerry said...

Love those ideas... especially those 3 from the latest Chatelaine! Has me thinking of painting pumpkins this year as well! :)

Looking forward to FINALLY meeting you in person on Saturday night at Blend! :)

Meesh @ I Dream of Chairs said...

I painted pumpkins last year, and let me tell you it was SO much easier (and cleaner) than carving! AND they last longer...mine were a combination of #3 and #6 above. Sort of a goth, glam, bejeweled version.

Meesh @ I Dream of Chairs said...

PS. Thanks for the ride to IDS West last night! I had fun hanging out with you and Rosa! See you Saturday!!!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Great inspiration. We are empty nesters for the first time so I'm not sure what we are going to do in terms of a pumpkin this year, but painting it is not a bad option.

The enchanted home said...

All good ideas..well except for the black which looks so ominous:) I love the chalk paint idea...a project for next year!

Sarah Klassen said...

So many lovely ideas here, Nancy! I have missed you -- we must have a coffee & catch up soon :)

Wishing you a fabulous event…
xx Sarah

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

Great inspiration, Nancy! There are so many wonderful new ways to decorate for fall these days... love the creativity!
~ Wendi ~

Segreto Secrets said...

I love all the pumpkins especially the pink and gold leaf ones. Have a great time at the show!

modern jane said...

These are all so beautiful! I don't general take as much time preparing my fall decor like I do Christmas but this year there are so many great projects, I may not be able to resist!

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

The matt black pumpkins look great, wonderful texture too!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

I still can't get over those awesome black pumpkins from SP!

How2home said...

#5 is definitely our favorite! Such beautiful colors :)

Sheila @sZinteriors said...

I have a bunch of new ideas now because of this post! Thanks, Nancy :-) So nice to see you, and only wish we had more time to chat... Next time!

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

ahhhh these are the CUTEST ideas!

Brooke said...

Cute! I painted pumpkins last weekend, would love for you to check them out on my blog! ;) I am your newest follower, hope you'll visit and follow back if you enjoy!

xo,
Brooke
www.decorgreat.blogspot.com

HomeSav said...

The Black pumpkin is AHHHmazing!

Fantastic round up!

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