Tuesday, September 18, 2012

~tutorial tuesday & pumpkins~

Hello friends!!

Hope everyone is fantastic :)

We are still enjoying the most
weather.....high 80's ~ mid 80's
so crazy!

but definitely not complaining!

well, if you know me at all, you
know I seriously d.r.a.g. my feet 
headin' into fall.....

but, this year I'm feeling like I might be ready!
I'm even a little excited! ;)

so why not start thinking of fun ways to decorate
with pumpkins??

I found this cute little pumpkin on
{where else is there?? haha!}

so clever & cute!

using mod podge & doilies...
so darling!

first: spray paint the pumpkins
being careful to cover the stems...

and then start applying the mod podge
and the doilies!

so easy!

now I would be hard pressed to find
o.n.e.  s.i.n.g.l.e.  doily 
in my home....of course!
those would be in the goodwill bag 
sent out a few months ago!
cuz I definitely "wasn't going to use these" hahahaha 

but maybe you guys weren't quite as hasty as me??? 

so now's the time to drag that box out 
& see what you've got!

Be sure to head over to Mitzi's blog for more
detailed instructions :)

K time for one more???

super simple and perfect!!

 {especially since I know most of you 
have a stash of chalk paint
in your garage! ;)}

how cute is this????
I especially love it with just a touch of
orange showing.....

simply paint & distress!


Have you starting to decorate for fall?
Are you feeling ready for
the change in season?????

Fill me in!

Have a great day!!




Unknown said...

Hello Shellagh, what a great inspiration. I like the distressed pumpkin. The fall decoration is almost ready in our house. Greetings. Renata

Unknown said...

Hiya Shellagh,
Been elbow deep in Fall for the last few weeks. Still tweaking and adding as I go.. aim is to be finished by Oct 1st, only adding a few special touches for Thanksgiving after that.
Luv both pumpkins!! But I must say, the distressed one is adorable :-)
Thanks for sharing..
Cheers, Gee

It's me said...

Owwwww sweet !!....♥...Ria..

Donna Reyne' said...

I love the doily covered white pumpkin!
I think I might have to make one or two!
Have a great rest of the week!

Vintage Home said...

well thats just adorable!

Unknown said...

Ohhh I love these Shellagh!! I didn't send my doilies to goodwill yet...and I have my Annie Sloan paint on the porch doing nothing right now!! I can do this!

Anonymous said...

Both ways of decorating the pumpkins look great! I might have to do the distressed one because I horde my doilies, lol.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love both pumpkins--thanks for the inspiration!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Thanks for sharing...loving the distressed pumpkins!!

Rebecca said...

These are just lovely Shellagh! Love the lace one!
Wishing you a lovely weekend

Pura Vida said...

how very clever

Patty's Stitches said...

So cute! I know what I'll be doing this weekend now!

Heaven's Walk said...

So cute, Shellagh! Who knew that doilies would look so adorable on pumpkins....? lol! Love this idea!! Have you started your autumn decor yet? Don't know what I'm going to do here yet. I've never been a big fall-decor type of gal.... lol!

xoxo laurie

Unknown said...

LOVE the ideas!!! Especially that doily pumpkin!! :D


Tattered Tiques said...

Love these ideas! Doily covered pumpkins... Who would of though? Very cute! Always love inspiration for chalk paint too! Thanks for sharing. Happy Fall to you!

leah mari said...

oh i super loved this blog post :) i have felt so busy too lately! and have been a bad blogger haha. love you blog and your creativity :) such cute pumpkins :)

Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick said...

I'd like to invite you to join me at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week! http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/11/clever-chicks-blog-hop-8-and-rural.html

I hope to see you there!
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick

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