Well, I've had August 30th marked on my calendar for a while now. That used to be my official "start" date for fall decorating. But I wanted to try some new projects this year and change things up, and I certainly couldn't accomplish all that in one weekend (I like to have most of my decorating done by the first of September so I can enjoy it as long as possible). So I gave myself permission to start early :)
I want to use greys and whites in some rooms. I knew it was going to be difficult to find something ready to go in my price range (cheap :). My goal was to find some inexpensive faux pumpkins and paint them. I finally found something I liked at Old Time Pottery. The small pumpkins were .99 and the large pumpkin was $5.99. The small ones really aren't that small. Think jumbo tomato.
I painted them in a self priming paint from Lowes in a color to match the Annie Sloan Old White, and some in a grey pre-mixed Valspar sample also from Lowes. For the plastic stems, I painted grey, and finished off with some Annie Sloan dark wax when the paint was dry.
Happy Fall decorating everyone!