If you are anything like me, you just can’t say no when you come across those fake pumpkins after Halloween for 75% off. You know the ones I mean – that you can carve, decorate, or just leave how they are. I started out buying the orange ones and then switched to the white ones. My problem was I could never decide what to do with them. I just couldn’t make up my mind, until this year.
I decided that I wanted my pumpkins to go with the mid-century modern feel of my house. And the easiest way to do that was with spray paint. Spray paint is such a magical thing. You can transform just about anything in a matter of minutes. And in this case, for free! I already had three pumpkins and I had left over spray paint in three colors that matched my house. Perfect!
I used some of my paper shopping bags and went out into the yard to transform my pumpkins. Thankfully it really just took one coat of paint to really make these shine. I started out by painting 80% of the pumpkin – the parts I could see. Then once they were dry I put them on their side so I could paint the bottoms and do any touch-ups that were needed. When all was said and done it took me about 30 minutes to turn these into the perfect pumpkins for my front porch.
I’d love to add a few more in various sizes to the bunch, so I’ll be keeping an eye out for those next week. My mom even has a really big light up pumpkin that I might have to steal from her to paint. By next year I’ll have my own little pumpkin patch on the front porch.