Monday, November 12, 2012

Fall Craftiness by Sleeping Beauty

This morning I got my craftiness on.  Thanksgiving will be at our house and I want to make the dining room table especially nice.  After Halloween, I hit up Hobby Lobby for a load of half-price pumpkins.

I spread them on a tarp this morning and first spray painted them all cream.  In between paint layers I cleaned an area in the garage, preparing for the refrigerator delivery tomorrow.

Then the pumpkins got a coat of shiny metallic paint along with a quick spritz of water - the effect is supposed to look a bit like mercury glass.  This technique is really intended for Looking Glass spray paint, but I couldn't find any.  The shiny metallic paint was good substitute, I think.

The pumpkins dried to the touch quickly and I brought them inside to cure overnight.  I'll set the table tomorrow -stay tuned.  Within an hour of finishing the project, the rain came along.  I finished in the nick of time.

After a bit of hand sewing and lunch, I lay down for a nappy.  Next thing I knew, it was dark outside!  Oh, my!  Just call me Sleeping Beauty.  Well, I don't know about the beauty part, but I certainly did sleep a long time.  I'm chalking it up to the dregs of the yuckity-yuck.  That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

So it was after dark when I ran upstairs to make my basket-a-day.  Deep plum - yum!

And the group shot: 15 blocks done!

Isn't this little tree pretty?  I love this time of year!


Emily said...

I love those pumpkins! The candle I'm burning now is called "Creamy Pumpkin" and has a picture of several white pumpkins that look exactly like your pumpkins before the metallic spray paint. They look great silver, though!

Dora, the Quilter said...

I'm glad you're still enjoying autumn. Our snow and ice yesterday--preceded by high winds--put us into winter. (Just two days and I'm ready to be warm again!)