Fall is kind of a struggle for me. I love to change thing up to reflect the seasons but I loathe fall colors. It’s probably a side effect of being a child in the seventies. Anything brown or orange gives me an earth tone hangover. Ick. I’ve tried adding purples and doing neutrals. Those were okay but this year I finally gave up the struggle to fit in and decided to decorate for fall in a way that reflected colors that I actually like. That’s right….pink, grey, navy, and gold glitter. Screw you, fall. You’re not the boss of me.
Let’s start with this big guy. He got a coat of Dior Grey since I have tons of it leftover from our front foyer and my grey and white dresser makeover.
Once big grey was dry, I spray painted some tacks gold and added the lettering. Because “boo” is cool and tacks are cool and grey and gold are too groovy not to hang out together.
And then along came the navy pumpkin(s). Because “Me wuv navy so so much” as Aiden would say in his charming three year old lisp. And because navy hearts gold, my navy pumpkins got some gold dots (stickers!), gold stems, and sassy little gold bows.
Oh, and let’s not forget this glam pumpkin from a couple of years ago. She was cream with black glittery dots. Now she’s white with pretty pink dots. Just because. That was an easy up-cycle with some white and pink craft paint…I just went over the original design with the pink paint and cuteness was re-born.
And if you’re going to glam up some pumpkins, there had better be something gold in there. Gold spray paint and pink polka dots took this mini pumpkin to the next level.
The rest of the pumpkins were given some navy or gray paint and are glamming up the dining table. All of the pumpkins have sexy gold glittery stems. Because nothing says fall like gold glitter. Actually, maybe I made that up but I don’t care.
All together we have two large and two small real pumpkins and the rest are plastic or foam from Michael’s and the dollar store. Once they’d all been painted and glittered, there wasn’t a scrap of orange in sight. Because that’s how we roll…pumpkin style.