Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Dollar General Pumpkins...Transformed!

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I've been inspired lately by all of the metallic fall decor I've seen in the Pottery Barn catalog.  Since I've been adding industrial touches in my home, I thought I'd try my hand at some industrial-inspired fall decorations! I'm pleased with the way my Dollar General pumpkins transformed!

1.  I picked up these fall decorations at the DG for $3 each.  They had a mix of pumpkins, gourds, and pine cones...I think I'll save the pine cones for some holiday decorating!
2.  I used some blue painter's tape to tape off the stems.
3.  Next, I primed my gourds and pumpkins with some white spray paint primer.
4.  To finish them off I chose several finishes.  Shown is the metallic spray paint in "brushed nickel". 

I also used some "dover white" spray paint and hot glued on some snappy thingys I found in the clearance bin at Michael's. A few of the pumpkins got finished in a glittery spray.  I nixed the gourds...they looked weird.

I love how the pumpkins turned out!  They go well with my brushed nickel finishes and industrial accessories.  Now I just need to make some more for the mantel.  And a few more for a kitchen table centerpiece.  And some bigger ones for the front stoop.....Aren't the possibilities endless?!?
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  1. Those are adorable! Love the buttons and the glittery spray paint!



  2. So cute! I love the buttons on the pumpkin - I haven't seen that before!
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  3. Oooohhhh...I am so doing that! Thanks for letting me know! :)