It has been a rainy dreary day here in Kansas. Of course we would finally get rain right when I needed to spray paint some pumpkins. There was a little iffy window of time today where I got it done.
So the last time you saw my mantel, I had just completed my fall stenciled garland, and it looked like this.
I was liking the way it looked, but it still looked a bit bare and needed a little oomph. So I decided to add me some tiny pumpkins to put in the middle. I got these at Dollar Tree.
I taped off their stems with 3-M painters tape, and then I painted half of them ivory and the other half turquoise. So then the mantel looked like this. Better but not quite what I was envisioning. I needed something else by the owls to tie it all in together.
I had two pumpkins that I painted last year that I wasn’t using, so I painted both of them the same turquoise as the little guys. Then I taped them off in a chevron pattern with the 3-M tape. Next I took the Krylon Glitter Blast in Golden Glow that I used on my BeJeweled Jack-O-Lantern and on my Gold Mason Jars, and sprayed the whole pumpkin.
After the paint dried, I removed the tape and here you have it!
Amy @ StowandTellU says
Looks awesome, Shanna. I love the colors and chevron, so nouveau!! 🙂
Tisha Williams says
Looks great! Love the turquoise!
Thank you Tisha!
Jennifer @ Town and Country Living says
Love your mantel! And those owls … I think those are the cutest owls I’ve seen yet. Adorable!! Thanks for linking up to WhatchamaFALLit!
Thank you Jennifer! Thank you for hosting!
Therese @ Fresh Idea Studio says
#toocute! I love it Shanna. The blues, shimmer, banner, owls … all of it; simply lovely.
Thank you Therese! Thanks for getting things all together!
I love how this turned out! Great job!
Tammy Killough says
Thanks for sharing with us at Live Creatively Inspired. I love anything with burlap! This is adorable! ~Tammy
Cute! The turquoise definitely pops! Happy Fall 🙂
Carrie This Home says
I’ve really been thinking about using turquoise as an accent color in my home so I had to see how you incorporated it into fall decorating. I really like it!
Would you be able to link this up to my blog hop? My readers love to see fresh ideas like this. Thank you!!
Kayla @ Home Coming blog says
Adorable! Your mantle looks wonderful.
Your mantel looks wonderful. Love those chevron pumpkins,….very unique !
Oh! Love that turquoise color scheme on your mantle! Great idea to paint the pumpkins in your desired colors – they look great! Pretty fall banner too! Catherine
The painted pumpkins really pop on the mantle, I love it. So creative, thanks for sharing!!
Okay…how cute to use turquoise for fall. I love the painted pumpkins and that big gold mirror!
Turquoise and chevrons, I’m in love!! So very cute and a wonderful twist on fall decorations. Thank you so much for sharing!
Adorable! Love the color scheme and the owls!
Parrish (Life With The Crust Cut Off) says
This looks amazing!! I love it!!
I would love to invite you to link it up at our new party Lovely Ladies Linky where you link up once and get seen on 6 blogs!!
Link up starts Wednesdays!
Hope to see you there 🙂
Parrish @ Life With The Crust Cut Off
Diana Rambles says
Donna Laster says
I love your mantle. I especially like the owls!
Miranda @ Mr. and Mrs. Winslett says
This is too cute! I’m dying over those chevron pumpkins. I’d love for you to link it up at my link party, DIY Weekend!
See you there!
Miranda @ Mr. and Mrs. Winslett
Turquoise is my favorite color!!! Love it!
Debbie @ Deliciously Inspired says
This is a really cute idea and you made the turquoise work. Found you on Thursday Favorite Thing.
Cara @ Craftdictator says
Oh my goodness I love the turquoise! This looks great! Come link up with us at Craft Frenzy Friday at http://www.craftdictator.com! I’d love to see these on our link up!
kelly thompson says
that turned out so pretty- I am in love with those colors!
Stephanie @ Diary of a Debutante says
This looks so fabulous! I adore the touches of turquoise… will definitely copy cat! Stopping by from the Thursday’s Favorite Things hop, and I’d love for you to drop by my blog if you get the chance. Have a great weekend!
Diary of a Debutante
Kim @ Exquisitely Unremarkable says
I love your nontraditional fall colors! It really is unique and fun! Thanks for sharing it with us at our fall link up! 🙂
JoAnn @ SweetPepperRose says
Cute pumpkin, and owls!
Melissa @ Shabby Love says
LOVE everything about your fall mantle! That mirror is gorgeous!! 🙂
Krista @ the happy housie says
I love the non-traditional colours of your fall mantel – blue is my favourite colour! So cute – and the chevron pumpkins are perfect. Thank you for sharing it at the Get Your DIY On Challenge Pumpkin Projects! Hope you will be back this evening with a Burlap project or two!
-Krista from the happy housie