There are a lot of things my house is lacking, a pool and a powder room, to be specific. And well, I’d actually like to just plop it on a big ol’ piece of farmland, but I realize that is more than a stretch right now. But the one thing my home boasts? A front porch. A killer front porch, to be specific. Lots of room. Lots of shade & my beloved tree swing. I’m not sure why that tree swing adds so much charm, but man it does, especially when there is a 6 year-old boy swinging away on it. Even better, after a year of having it my tree is strong enough to hold me holding my baby…who also happens to love a good tree swing.
Anyway, I figure you’ve got to work with what you’ve got & so my porch is housing my ever growing pumpkin collection.
All of the pumpkins are real, with the exception of the gold one. That one is fake & started black. I was originally going to spray it with gold polka dots, but word to the wise: Polka dots on pumpkins require perfection. I don’t do perfection well, so I changed gears & it got an entire coat of gold spray paint. Let that dry, add some spray adhesive and glitter away.
The little black one? I sprayed that with chalk board paint. Did you know they have a spray paint version of that? I didn’t either, but when I saw it, I naturally had to bring it home with me. It didn’t take me long to find a place to use it. Not sure how great it is yet, as I haven’t put it to a strong test yet, but it works great for something seasonal like this.
Before you spray paint those pumpkins, remember to tape off the stem to keep it looking good.