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I am happy to be partnering with Behr paint for the next few months. When my husband and I bought our house (our first house – the one we currently live in) we painted the entire inside of our house over the course of a week exclusively with Behr paint. So there is quite a few cans of Behr paint in the garage and I have been a customer of their paint line for many years. I have got a lot of painting to do in my house (since most of it hasn’t been painted since we first painted 9 years ago) as well as some painting projects and furniture that I hope to complete over the next few months – so stay tuned!
For this month, Behr challenged us to do a project with paint and pumpkins. I was excited because I have never really done any kind of painting or crafts with real pumpkins before. I buy them and display them for decoration but have never carved or painted them.
There are so many options – just do a quick search on Pinterest or google, or get creative yourself.
I decided I wanted to do a polka dot pumpkin, a solid black knock-off chalkboard pumpkin, and my favorite – a chevron pumpkin!
I got this Chevron Frogtape Shape Tape back at Haven and have been dying to try it out! So this was the perfect opportunity. (You can find this tape at any home improvement store and they have other shapes as well.)
I taped off my pumpkin, doing my best to push the tape down to create a seal even in the natural crevices that a pumpkin has.
No in process pictures, but it was really simple. The chevron one – I just painted white using Behr Pure White Premium Plus Ultra paint and primer in one in semi gloss. I got great coverage with one coat which was great!
For the polka dot one, I painted over all the circle stickers with the same white paint. BUT it bled pretty bad… I think it would have worked better if I was doing a 2 layer paint technique. Like paint the whole pumpkin white, then apply stickers and maybe even spray paint on a second coat. But all was not lost as I just freehanded black and orange spots and honestly I liked that look better!
And the black one! I LOVE the finish on this one. I used the new Behr Marquee Exterior semi-gloss which is an enamel paint. The name of the color is Broadway. I have this paint ready to do an outdoor project, but it was perfect for this project as well. I wanted a chalkboard look without actually using chalkboard paint. Then I just free handed “Happy Fall” on the black pumpkin in white paint to make it look like it was written in chalk.
I would say the chevron one is my favorite and I do absolutely LOVE it. But honestly I love the other ones too.
Why have I never painted pumpkins before? I think I may have to look for some faux pumpkins on clearance after the season next month and paint them so I can have permanently painted pumpkins for each year.
I showed you my fall front porch already – but I loved using these pumpkins to change up that little display area.
So what about you? Ever painted any pumpkins? What design did you do?
Thanks to Behr paint for providing the paint for this project.
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